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Lyme Culture Test

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by JAH, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. JAH

    JAH Senior Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Wondering if anyone has taken new Lyme culture test? My doctor has recommended I take it, but apart from the cost, I'm concerned by CDC study finding that 80% of the positives were result of contamination. Anyone have any experience or thoughts about the test?

    Test
    http://www.advanced-lab.com/spirochete.php

    Advanced lab does acknowledge the study on their homepage.

    Study
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/809626

    Thanks, JAH
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    @JAH

    I haven't done the culture myself but, just a thought, you could ask about taking the LTT test for Borrelia. It has a good success rate. I only used to be offered by Infectolab in Germany, but now is also offered by Igenex in the US. Sorry, I forget what country you are in!

    Best,
    Sushi
  3. JAH

    JAH Senior Member

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    What is the LTT test? I've taken igenex tests in the past,not sure what kind.

    J

    And I live pretty close to Igenex! I have dropped off sample at their office.
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    http://www.infectolab.de/index.php?id=51&L=1

    Igenex only recently started offering it I believe.

    Sushi
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    JAH Senior Member

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    globalpilot Senior Member

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    I did do it JAH and was negative. But after reviewing the study you sent, if I were positive I wouldn't trust it.
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