1. Patients launch $1.27 million crowdfunding campaign for ME/CFS gut microbiome study.
    Check out the website, Facebook and Twitter. Join in donate and spread the word!
Dr. Kerr, I presume?
Clark Ellis brings us a rare interview with British researcher Dr. Jonathan Kerr who is now living in Colombia.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

What is your NK cell function?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Aerose91, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. catly

    catly Senior Member

    Messages:
    133
    Likes:
    219
    outside of NYC
    I had my last NK testing done by Quest and it was fully covered by my insurance and in line with my first test done which was done through BioReference laboratories.
    Nielk likes this.
  2. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

    Messages:
    385
    Likes:
    197
    Europe + South East Asia
    Done by REDlabs in Belgium:
    NK cells CD16/CD56 = 9 (range 3 to 95)
    Perforin mRNA expression (NK cell activity) = 864 (range 250 to 750)

    What does that really say in someone with lyme? Lowish NK cell count and high NK cell activity.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014
  3. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,291
    Likes:
    6,277
    USA
    I don't know, but let us know if you find out. My daughter has the same pattern.
  4. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

    Messages:
    1,964
    Likes:
    1,278
    Getting tested for NK cell function is done only at a few centres via quest, in the USA. Your blood sample is time sensitive in order to have the test yield valid results- so ensure that timely shipping is done on that sample.
    SOC likes this.
  5. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

    Messages:
    385
    Likes:
    197
    Europe + South East Asia
    I will. Does you daughter have lyme disease? Any co-infections?
  6. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,291
    Likes:
    6,277
    USA
    She has hhv6 and ebv, both difficult to keep latent. I'm not confident she's been adequately tested for tick-borne diseases.
  7. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

    Messages:
    598
    Likes:
    268
    Im in Connecticut and they do my NK function here. I just have to do it mon-thurs so they can overnight it to california to be read
  8. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

    Messages:
    1,964
    Likes:
    1,278
    Just know that time of draw matters- it needs to be drawn just before shipment- like I said it's time sensitive.
    SOC likes this.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page