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dawney80
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Hello,

I talked to a receptionist of a llmd on the phone and she said I could have the tick tested since I saved it. Has anyone ever done this before?

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Sammi
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I test any tick I find that has been attached. I am sure the tests are not 100%, but I think it is worth testing.

IgeneX is one place that can do the testing. The information is at http://www.igenex.com/files/ticktest.pdf

It costs more to test for each infection, so I typically just test for Lyme. If someone had multiple tick bites, all ticks can be tested together for one price because they were on the same person.

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I don't hold much stock in it myself. I got a tick tested thru Igenex once and it came back negative THREE WEEKS LATER.

BUT.. I got sick 9 DAYS after the bite! Thankfully, I had begun treatment with doxy on day 1.

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IME a big waste of time. My former "LLMD" used tick testing results to determine whether to treat or not.

I had about 5 or 6 ticks test negative while I clearly got sick from the bite. That's a lot of untreated Lyme based on negative tick results.

Why bother?

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