Since I posted a week or so ago about testing, I’ve learned a lot more. If you or someone you know wants to get tested, the link below is key. It lists the labs that would bring you the correct results rather than a false positive or negative. The link below also gives 27 reasons why someone could have a false negative Lyme test.
For Lyme Disease / Borrelia Testing:
- Complete Lyme Panel 6050 from IGeneX which includes Western Blots, the Lyme IFA, and PCR.
- Borrelia Culture from Advanced Laboratory Services was made available in late 2011. This is the first commercially available culture for Borrelia and does not rely on the immune system for a positive test result.
- CD57 from either IGeneX or LabCorp as another key indicator that may help provide more information as to whether or not Lyme disease may be a factor in one’s chronic illness. A fantastic article on the test can be found here.
- Complete Co-Infection Panel 5095 from IGeneX done which includes Babesia antibody and FISH testing, Ehrlichia antibody testing, and Bartonella antibody and FISH testing.
- Lyme Panel and Babesia Panel add-on from Spiro Stat.
- Co-Infection Profiles from Fry Labs.
I would also definitely do a good heavy metal urine challenge test, viral testing, and a good parasite test. All too often, people focus too much on just the Lyme and in my opinion miss many of the other important things that are also going on.
I know for sure Misha, Jackson and I each did the IGeneX test ($725/test). We get to go over Jackson’s IGeneX test on March 26th and Misha and I have our test result follow up on April 2nd. I believe that is when we’ll begin our Lyme treatment? I’m not completely sure though because I’ve been reading about Parasite treatment and it says that can last between 6 months to a year!
I’m trying to figure this all out as we journey down our recovery path. As I discover new information, you’ll be the first to know!