What has your dr. told you about CD57 results?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by KO-LD, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. KO-LD

    KO-LD New Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I just got my CD57 results back and it is 76. My dr. was telling me about how they came up with the ranges (since >60 is considered normal). He said that according to a conference that he attended they now consider above 100 to be normal. I can't find this reference anywhere. Just wondering what everyone elses drs are saying.

    P.S. I have been taking Cat's Claw for about 8 months and that is suppose to raise your CD57.
  2. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    My doctor uses quest and the ranges are different so I can't answer that question. But I'm fairly certain that taking cats claw for 8 months could raise your CD 57 levels. Especially if you experienced herxing when taking it.
  3. hopeful4

    hopeful4 New Member

    My CD57 result was 56 after close to 2 yrs. on antibiotics, herbals (including Samento or Cat's Claw), and nutritional program. It was the first CD57 I've ever had done (new doctor).

    My LLMD says that he likes to see his lyme patients in the 400 range or above. Guess I have a lot of work to do.

    Take care,
    Hopeful4