need igenex interpretation for 13 y/o please

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by anchor, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. anchor

    anchor Member

    hi. need someone to interpret my daughter's igenex test results.

    she has chronic migraines (2+yrs), facial nerve palsy (4 yrs) and bulls-eye rash (in may).

    her quest WB came back negative, but reactive on bands 18 and 41.

    the igenex is:

    IGG:

    31 INDETERMINATE
    41 ++
    ALL REST ARE NEGATIVE


    IGM:

    31, 39 INDETERMINATE
    41 ++
    ALL REST ARE NEGATIVE



    thanks for all the info you can offer: such as, what does the band 41 represent exactly? should this be treated in itself, can it?

    thanks.lisa
  2. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I think Victoria and perhaps Kathy among others may be able

    to tell you the significance here. Suggest that you "type in"

    the above "Search" Igenex Test, and see if any thing there

    can help in any way? Otherswise, someone in the know should

    appear hopefully soon.

    Huggles,
    MRDAD
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  3. lpn9999

    lpn9999 New Member

    If you use the search term "western blot band" there is a good description that should come up in the first couple of items. The title was "Chootik's post HOW TO READ WESTERN BLOT". That gives a high level description of all the bands.

    I am not a doctor, but it looks like a) she is not positive by CDC standards and b) she should see a LLMD.
  4. frango2

    frango2 New Member

    Bands 23-25, 31, 34, 39 and 83-93 are the Lyme specific bands.

    I'd say based on these results most LLMD's would look at your Daughters tests and conclude that she has been exposed to Bb.

    Many LLMD's consider an indeterminate to be a weak positive.

    Band 41 shows up in other spirochetal illness, but Allan Steere, before he turned agains the Lyme population, used to say that band 41 should only show up in Syphilis, advanced peri-dontal disease and Lyme. I don't think the first two apply to your daughter.

    I don't know her history of symptoms so I can't comment on that. Do you have a truly LLMD?

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