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Appointment with new Immunologist- What test should I request?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by chilove, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. chilove

    chilove

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been diagnosed with EBV and chronic Lyme disease. Hetero MTHFR. I'm seeing a new immunologist in a couple of weeks. What basic or specific tests should I ask for that might help further my treatment options?

    Thanks!

    Audrey
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I recently saw a 2nd immunolgist because the first one was clueless.

    They might want you to do a vaccine challenge which I did with no problem and helps lead to other information about the immune system.

    I woukd ask for NK Cell function, IgG immunoglobulin and subclasses. IgA and Igm.

    If they'll go for it get cmv, ebv, hhvs, cpn and mpn.

    It took me years but I finallt got a DX Of a PID hypogammaglobulinemia. Many people here have CVID. Waiting to find out about treatment.

    Hopefully others more knowledgable than me will pipe in.
     
  3. chilove

    chilove

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    Thanks so much minkeygirl!

    I saw these suggested on a website:
    • Total IgG with subclasses
    • Lymphocyte Subset Panel (measures CD4, CD8, NK cells, etc)
    • ImmuKnow or Immune Cell Function test (measures CD4 response)
    • Natural Killer Cell Function
     
  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Seem ok but I'm definitely not the authority. Maybe @Ema can help.

    The thing is getting them to understand how to interpret things


    I had 10 yrs of labs that I brought with me to show a pattern of worsening immune function. I didn't even have to fight to get Immunomogloblin which I've been trying for over a year.
     
  5. chilove

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    Is the Immunomogloblin helping?
     

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