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6t5frlane
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Using a small town Doctor, I want to know which tests I discuss with him. He said a Lyme test but I know there is more to it then that.. Need a western blot test IGG and IGM I think ?. Did it years ago but forgot what tests. Going through it all again. Sorry a bit fuzzy lately . Thank You in advance...
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If you do a Western Blot, yes, get both IgG and IgM. And, be sure the blood draw, shipping, etc. is done to Igenex specifications. M - W for the blood draw, overnight shipping.

Depending upon your symptoms, if you have the money, a test for babesia might also be wise, and then maybe ehrlichia.

If you have anemia, night sweats, extreme exhaustion and are very overwhelmed, while lyme can cause all that, babesia is also something that makes it all worse. And, if you come back positive in Babesia, that makes a lyme test that might not be so clear, much clearer since lyme is nearly always on board with babesia.

And babesia is nearly always on board with lyme. Both tests can back up each other.

Call them and ask them any question.

https://igenex.com/

Igenex
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What to avoid, from even before the blood draw:

http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/lymeseroneg.html

Reasons for False Negative (Seronegative) Test Results in Lyme Disease
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I remember someone saying that it may be good to be on antibiotics a couple of weeks before the test...Yes or No, and thank you for your responses
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But, wait. I don't have all the details and this was years ago but you might want to check on this. I'm so tired and can't do that now. Igenex should know though.

Igenex is the top lab to consider and others don't even test all the bands, etc. however, this is all political. If you've seen the documentary "Under Our Skin" that explains the politics of what you've likely already faced just getting assessed.


Does New York State prohibits Igenex lyme test?
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No...they have a license hear I m told
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I would call Igenex and ask them about taking antibiotics if your doctor doesn't know.

My LLMD (years ago), recommended taking 10 days of abx and then test one week later. Things may have changed.

www.igenex.com

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OK that's what I remember
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My MD ordered Igenex IgG, IgM, and IFA. I was only positive on IFA so glad that was ordered.
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Thanks I'll have to look up IFA
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