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aileenhome
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Have been tested several times for bartonella over last few years, always negative.

Just had LabCorp bartonella antibody test again 2 weeks ago - negative. But new Igenex bartonella FISH test came back positive.

Has anybody else been getting this test - any thoughts? Seeing lyme doc tomorrow.

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aileenhome
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I should add that my CD57 is 77
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wow didnt know this was available...for what species are they testing?
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aileenhome
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If you go on Igenex website and click on "What Tests to Order" it is right at the top. The website wouldn't let me copy the info.
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Bartonella FISH Test*

Bartonella FISH testdetects bacteria of thegenus Bartonella (includesB. bovis, B. henseloe, B. quintona,
and B. vinsonii)in whole blood smears. The test is performed on EDTA whole blood. This test is useful
for detecting active Bartonella infections.

Test Code: 289

Sample Requirement: Whole blood (EDTA)

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little_olive
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My signature says it all!

I wish I would have known about the newest FISH version, which detects B. quintana (the strain I most likely have). I didn't do IGeneX because they only tested for B. hensalae... This new one looks promising! Thank you, aileen and kitty, I think I shall try to get that test, now!


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Myalgic encephalomyelitis, 2002 | Viral onset, following Hep B vaccine
Lyme since '06 | Bartonella since '08 (cured) | Mycoplasma pneumoniae since '08
IGeneX: IgM 31IND 34IND 41+ | IgG 39IND 58+ 41+++
IgG deficiencies and MTHFR 677TT mutations

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AlanaSuzanne
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Just found out about this Igenex bartonella FISH test.

Anyone get results?

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aileenhome
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Saw my LLMD yesterday - he had not heard of the new test. Igenex should announce a new test to the docs that use them! I also see an integrative med doc and she was the one that mentioned the new test when I saw her 3 weeks ago. I asked her to order it so that I would have a result to discuss with my LLMD yesterday.

He was excited to hear about it but wanted a day to research how the test was developed before deciding how to treat me so he will be calling me tomorrow.

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aileenhome
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He said that the test is valid and I am adding zithromax to the suprax I am already taking.
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Pinelady
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Yes Doc.C said she used in for her own son. per ILADS conf.

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Suspected Lyme 07 Test neg One band migrating in IgG region
unable to identify.Igenex Jan.09IFA titer 1:40 IND
IgM neg pos
31 +++ 34 IND 39 IND 41 IND 83-93 +
DX:Neuroborreliosis

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lou
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This is a new test apparently at IGeneX. I am wondering how it compares in cost with the bart testing offered by Galaxy, which is quite expensive. Also, how the range of species tested for compares.
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aileenhome
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As far as I recall I paid $195 for Igenex test.
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sk8ter
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I don't see any new test on their site for this. Do you have to call them and ask for it?
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bcb1200
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Test info is here http://igenex.com/files/CD57_Test_2010.pdf

It isn't marketed well on the site and is included on their CD-57 test info sheet.

It is listed on their new order form. Requires 2ml of whole blood.

I'm going to ask for this at my next appt to see how I'm doing in my war against Bart

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2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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sk8ter
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Thanks!
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little_olive
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The paper to order it is included when they mail out the test kit.

My paper (from a couple weeks ago) says

"Bartonella
Test #289: FISH -- Bartonella -- In-situ Hybridization** -- $198.00 -- 1 ml whole blood (EDTA)
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** = not available for NY residents

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis, 2002 | Viral onset, following Hep B vaccine
Lyme since '06 | Bartonella since '08 (cured) | Mycoplasma pneumoniae since '08
IGeneX: IgM 31IND 34IND 41+ | IgG 39IND 58+ 41+++
IgG deficiencies and MTHFR 677TT mutations

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