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Posted by lymenotlite (Member # 33166) on :
I did a yearlong lyme herbal protocol by Buhner and would like to know if there is a test that can tell whether I still have lyme.
The Western Blot test checks for lyme antibodies and of course I still will have those antibodies in my system whether I still have lyme or not.
I think such test would have to be PCR (DNA) test. How accurate would that test be?
Posted by Robin123 (Member # 9197) on :
Just knowing the science of how well these critters can hide, I personally would guess that we don't get rid of all of it, but at least enough to feel better, if we're lucky.
Best to keep your health in as good a shape as you can, including your immune system. My doc recommends Host Defense, a blend of 17 mushrooms.
Posted by Bartenderbonnie (Member # 49177) on :
Here's what has been posted recently on Lymenet about newer testing.
Dr H quote"
The Nanotrap test was published in 2015, as a new urine antigen test for detecting early stage Lyme and can also evaluate treatment."
Lyme Anitgen Test
This is the Borrelial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence test;
You could also take the MSIDS test to gauge your progress;
[ 07-06-2019, 10:12 AM: Message edited by: Bartenderbonnie ]
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