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What is your NK cell function?

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

  1. catly

    catly Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  3. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    I don't know, but let us know if you find out. My daughter has the same pattern.
     
  4. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    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.
     
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  5. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    I will. Does you daughter have lyme disease? Any co-infections?
     
  6. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    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

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    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

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    Just know that time of draw matters- it needs to be drawn just before shipment- like I said it's time sensitive.
     
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