Any tricks to make Lyme show up in testing?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by Hope4Sofia, May 29, 2009.

  1. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    I'm not suggesting faking or fabricating. I'm just wondering if there's some way to call them out of hiding so they'll show up on the test. I'm getting tested next week and I don't want to miss the lyme if it's there.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    One way that can work is to take a course of antibiotics for at least a couple weeks, then wait a couple weeks and have an Igenex western blot IgG and IgM.
  3. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    I actually was on a week of Abx about a month ago. I wonder if this will help any. We'll see...
  4. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    You are welcome!

    It is also important to know that the individual band results are much more important than whether your result says "CDC negative" or "Igenex negative".

    My results were "officially" negative. That is only a reporting criteria though.

    If you have any lyme specific bands it is significant.