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A Very Interesting Talk on the validity of the LTT Ellispot

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by bertiedog, May 1, 2015.

  1. bertiedog

    bertiedog Senior Member

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    Here is a link to a You Tube video that lasts almost an hour by Dr Armin Schwarzbach which explains about the problems of testing for borrelia and co-infections.



    It would be great if @Jonathan Edwards could find the time to watch it and give his thoughts on what is being said as there is a bit about autoimmunity and Lyme.

    Pam
     
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  2. duncan

    duncan Senior Member

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    Very informative presentation. He covers a lot in that hour.

    FYI, when the speaker references VlsE testing, he is talking also about the C6 Peptide test, as the C6 peptide is a 26-amino acid sequence within the Borrelia VlsE protein.
     
  3. yabby02

    yabby02

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    @duncan -
    Are other peptide tests ran in association with Lyme?? My dr ordered a
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    I wasn't really sure what they were for
     
  4. duncan

    duncan Senior Member

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    I know there is a C10 peptide. It's just looking for pieces of outer surface proteins of Bb, so I guess theoretically there can be others. I just don't know who has patented what.
     
  5. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    This is a test for rheumatoid arthritis.

    http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ccp/tab/test/

    The second C-Peptide has to do with insulin.

    http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/c-peptide/tab/test/
     
  6. yabby02

    yabby02

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    Thanks :)
     
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    valentinelynx Senior Member

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    C-reactive peptide is a common test for inflammation.
     
  8. yabby02

    yabby02

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    Interesting...the test was normal but my hands & feet are like the size of balloons
     

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