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is a spinal tap a reliable test for Lyme?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Aerose91, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Im going to be getting an IgeniX test done, mostly hecause my doctor is interested in Bartonella and Biorella. However, he may want to do lyme as well just to be safe. I did have the regular blood test done which i know is worthless but i also had a test for lyme in my spinal tap which also came back negative. Is an LP result accurate? Or should i still spring for the lyme part, too. Im just trying to save money where i can since its very tight.
     
  2. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    From http://www.aldf.com/faq.shtml:

    If it were me, I would go ahead and test for Lyme if your doctor thinks that test is worthwhile as well.
     
  3. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Hmmm, thats an interesting article. I had it done about 5 months after onset, that would still be early on right?

    May still be a good idea if i can scrounge up the $$ tho
     
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    Interesting I am wondering the same since mine came back negative in both too.
     
  5. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    It's impossible to know. It depends how fast the infection disseminated in your body.

    In some people that can take a matter of months; in others, it can take years.
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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  7. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    there are a few good Lyme pages on fb - Lyme Australia and friend is a good one with some informed people who may be able to help on this

    Good luck
     
  8. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Ema,

    Thanks for those links, im going to try them out. It would be great to get some as i would feel more confident covering all bases
     

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