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Can someone in the USA get infectolab testing?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by mollyschambers, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. mollyschambers

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    If so how? Is it reliable? What does it detect exactly?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Yes, you can get it. You can email Infectolabs and they will tell you what to do. Basically you send them a blood sample using fast shipping. LLMD's seem to consider it one of the most reliable tests. Quite a few of us here have taken this test and posted their results.

    This is from their website--perhaps someone else can explain it in plain English.

     
  3. mollyschambers

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    Thank you Sushi. Do you know exactly what all they test for exactly? I am assuming a blood sample needs to be done by a docs orders. Is it more reliable than igenex?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I think you will need someone who knows more about science and lab testing to explain it more. All I know is that it tests with different methods than IgeneX. I have had both. Probably any type of licensed medical practitioner could order the blood draw. Most labs provide kits and I have had blood drawn for kits at hospital labs. Most don't charge for the draw or only charge a minimal fee. The main cost would be the shipping and the charges at Infectolab.

    Sushi
     
  5. mollyschambers

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    Thank you so much Sushi
     
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    JAH Senior Member

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    Sushi did you get different results from igenex and infectolab?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    The two labs are testing different things. My Igenex results were equivocal--not really clear. Infectolab tested negative, but...I later found out that I have low lymphocytes which could affect the test results. If I were retested I would need to send double the amount of blood to compensate for the low lymphocytes. That is if I understand it correctly.

    I did get a positive PRC for Bartonella though--at another lab.

    Sushi
     
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    Yes you can but blood has to make it to germany in 2 days and k have not been able to find a shipper ghag xan will guarantee 2 day delivery. I wax told goig thru customs adds time, maybe days, so could not be sure sample would be viable. If someone has found a way to get samples to germany in 2 days.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Infectolab has a representative in the US. A friend of mine arranged it though this person. Infectolab should be able to put you in contact with them.

    Sushi
     
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    You might also get advice from what Dr.Horowitz tells in this interview about testing. I had tests from Infectolabs who were negative and now I am also tested by Redlabs (together with immune tests) and waiting for an assessment. @Sushi, do you know if Infectolabs tests also for Lyme bacterias that are present only in US, not in Europe?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    They don't check for the bacteria directly (if I understand it) but rather the immune response. I think this would work for any species of Borrelia--but I am no expert here!

    Sushi
     
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