testing for Chronic Lyme???

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by bct, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. bct

    bct Active Member

    I am seeing a "Lyme friendly" PA next week. They have Igenex kits at the lab there.

    Do I only need the Igenex Igg and Igm Western Blot? Is it good for long term lyme which I suspect I have? Or is this test only for onset lyme?

    What a long, strange trip this has been.....

    Thanks to all,
    Barry
  2. jarjar

    jarjar New Member

    What you described above is all most Lyme docs go by no matter how long you have had it.

    Did you find a PA close to you or are you having to go into SFO?

    Best of luck

    jay
    [This Message was Edited on 09/21/2006]
  3. bct

    bct Active Member

    I wasn't sure about the PCR.

    My "friendly PA" (I hope) is a local practitioner at a rural health clinic only six miles from me. She was referred to me by a lymie in my watershed who I talked to at length. I found a few other people in my area that have been dx'd with lyme, other than the ones I already knew about. This part of CA seems to be a "hot spot". Too bad more docs don't seem to want to know this....

    Regards,
    Barry

    Sorry about the red face icon, couldn't delete it LOL
    [This Message was Edited on 09/23/2006]
  4. jarjar

    jarjar New Member

    Yes PCR is a wast of money according to my Doc.

    Good luck

    Jay