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Lyme 'Nano technology' antigen urine test available in EU.

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Research 1st, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Research 1st

    Research 1st Severe ME, POTS & MCAS.

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    New test is coming to EU, no longer limited to USA.

    Source: https://caudwelllyme.com/2017/08/21/a-new-lyme-disease-urine-test-now-available-in-europe/
    NB: Contact details are on the link above at the bottom of the page.

    Assay info:
    http://www.ceresnano.com/nanotrap-lyme-test

    Nanotrap technology papers, the company is promoting incuding virus detection:
    http://www.ceresnano.com/publications

    With this assay now coming to the EU is the Ceres Nano borellia test from the USA that if positive
    you would have proof of an active borrelia infection, rather than 'just' relying on evidence of an immune response against Borrelia and trying to convince a physician to give you a 'clinical diagnosis', based on signs and symptoms. (Impossible in the UK, and most other countries world wide).

    Denying Chronic Lyme is easy as an immune response is good, and it doesn't prove Borrelia is making you sick now, and thus anyone can dismiss you have Chronic Lyme if they wish. The exception to this is if you
    obtained a PCR blood test, yet I would imagine this is very hard to be positive years or decades after the infection.

    This test then, in comparison, would be unique in that it could show that you still have Borrelia DNA passing through your kidneys into your urine, so you must be actively infected, rather than having an immune 'memory' of an infection only. Hence my interest in this test, and why I wanted to share with you guys.

    It would be nice to know where and when it'll be available and if anyone here with ME CFS tests positive! This, and the previousTickplex persister form antibody test for Chronic Lyme is the best we've had in years in terms of assays.
     
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  2. NotThisGuy

    NotThisGuy Senior Member

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    I'm too brain fogged to find a link.
    Where can I order this test in the EU?
     
  3. Legolas

    Legolas

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    from: https://caudwelllymedotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/application-of-nanotrap-technology.pdf
     
  4. duncan

    duncan Senior Member

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    I think Mark Davis or one of those peeps used this in one of his Lyme investigations - not sure of the results. The chances of detecting Bb in blood (as opposed to tissue) diminishes over time, even with DNA amplification. I would think the same holds true with urine. Still, I think this is the way to go, i.e., direct testing of some sort.
     
  5. Legolas

    Legolas

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    BTW, OspA is a protein essential for maintenance of the spirochete within the tick environment, so its even rather suprising to be found in chronic patients since one would expect it to be down regulated by that time. So maybe the actual group of chronic patients with active Bb infection is ( a lot) larger then the 41%.
     

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