Hi all, my serum positive lyme resulted in the following western blot results. While I understand that neither test is accurate for determining diagnosis, I was curious if there were any here that were test result savvy and could give me their thoughts on it.
LYME WESTERN BLOT IGM Indeterminate - LYME WESTERN BLOT IGG Indeterminate - SOURCE Serum - IGM KDA BANDS 41 - IGG KDA BANDS 30, 41, 93 - INTERP/COMMENT IgM nonspecific bands were also detected. IgG nonspecific bands were also detected.
While there is some band reactivity, these results do not meet the CDC criteria for a positive Lyme Western Blot.
Posted by RoadRunner (Member # 380) on :
go to the top of page and read western blot
Dr C's Western Blot Explanation
In my clinical experience, if a patient has symptoms suspicious for borreliosis, and has one or more of the following bands, there is a very high probability the patient has borreliosis.
These bands are 18, 22, 23-25, 28, 30, 31, 34, 37, 39, 41, 83, and 93.
Posted by briquewest (Member # 14795) on :
Thanks Roadrunner, I should have looked around a little. Thats pretty informative but I couldn't find a link to the resources.
I need to find some documents that I can point my doctor to. While I am sure the information is legit, I need a resource for it.
I think I also need to find out what "non-specific" bands I was reactive on.
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
93 is definitely Lyme. HAS to be!
"93: The DNA or genetic material of Borrelia burgdorferi."