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C4a near 13,0000, help

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Clerner, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Clerner

    Clerner Senior Member

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    C3a is normal
    Cd57/cd8 absolute: 68
    Cd57/cd3/cd8 absolute:45
    Nevasive on Western blot

    Can anything elevate C4a (other than mold) Is this chronic lyme?

    Also positive for ebv, parvovirus, hhv6, mycoplasma, chlamydia, and Coxsackie. Can these viruses elevate C4a this high?
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Daffodil

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    hi @Clerner. some say that high C4a and normal C3a means Lyme but I think it just means chronic infection with something or a number of things.

    if I were you, I would send away for the LTT ESLIPOT test for Borrelia from Armin Labs to check to see if Lyme is a factor.

    xoxoxo
     
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  3. Clerner

    Clerner Senior Member

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    Thanks, good advice. I will look into that. So, the western blot still can be false negative?
     
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    Daffodil Senior Member

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    well...I can tell you that I had every test imaginable for years in the USA..Including the Igenex panel, which they say is NEVER false negative and possibly false positive....but I was negative on every single test...until I had the ELISPOT
     
  5. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    @Clerner ..you said your C4a is 13 0000...... did you accidentally add an extra zero?
     
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  6. Clerner

    Clerner Senior Member

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    Ha ha, yes! 13,000!
     
  7. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    @Clerner ......my C4a in 2014 was 17728 (normal: 0 - 2830). after over a year of lyme-related treatment, it was 9025. i will have it tested again in a few months (it's expensive to test here), but i will bet it is approaching normal!
     
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    @Daffodil Good to know. What antibiotics and for how long?
     

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