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Igenex- Tips before Lyme test?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Tiger Lily 813, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Tiger Lily 813

    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    I’m taking the Igenex test on Mon for Lyme & all co-infections.

    Because it is an investment I want to be sure that I am not screwing up my own results.

    The Igenex people just told me no prescription antibiotics, but didn’t seem to think natural antibiotics (ie. Olive Leaf, MSM) would be a problem.

    I also went to the FIR sauna yesterday, and have been using a cheap zapper recently (can’t really tell if it is doing anything).

    Are any of these things do you think going to interfere with the test? I still feel unwell; these things did not cure me yet.

    Please let me know if you’ve looked into this before. I’m surprised my internet search on this subject is not bringing up much info…

    Thanks so much!!!
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    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Ema Senior Member

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    Are you doing the Western Blots or a different test?

    I don't think anything you've mentioned would interfere with the WBs.
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    Tiger Lily 813 Senior Member

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    Thanks for your info @Ema !! I'm taking these:

    5010 - Initial Lyme Panel:
    Includes Test 188 IgM Western Blot
    189 IgG Western Blot
    453 Lyme PCR, serum
    456 Lyme PCR, whole blood

    5090 Complete Co-Infection Panel
    Babesia microti IgG & IgM, Babesia FISH, HME IgG & IgM, HGA IgG & IgM, Bartonella IgG & IgM
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    Ema Senior Member

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    You won't mess up your results with anything you've mentioned.

    Just remember if your PCR is negative, it doesn't mean that you don't have Lyme. It's notoriously hard to find in blood and urine.
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