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Getting tested for CMV, EBV & HHV6

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by LivingwithFibro, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. LivingwithFibro

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    Hi everyone. I've had M.E since I was 6. I'm 23 now. I'm thinking of getting these tests done soon as I have recurring infections every other week. Apart from this list do you think it's worth getting tested for Coxsackie (and if so which tests?)

    Here are the tests I'm getting done which are available here. Please let me know your input. Screenshot_2018-07-18-15-35-11.png
     
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    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    I'm not familiar with the lab, but if they do those tests properly, they should identify if you have these viruses as long as they're not hiding in your tissues.
     
  4. Markus83

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    Do you have to pay for the tests? And the price in this list, which currency is it?

    If you have so often infections, it would be important to see an immunologist to rule out immundefects (for example IgG subclasses). Immunodeficiencies can also be the cause of chronic fatigue.
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    I think IgM is more important than IgG when determining active infection.
     
  6. Learner1

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    Yes, but only if it's an acute (first time) infection.

    Years later, the combination of test results informs the diagnosis. Too many of us have had chronic or reactivated infections missed because some narrow minded doctor only looks for IgM.
     
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    If you're @LivingwithFibro, it would be good to also test Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (if you haven't done so already). There have been some studies that have shown some good results with Herpes Simplex treatment for fibro.
     
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  8. sufferingwithme

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    Curious about Coxachie, isn't that test done in a specialty lab, and only in the US?
     

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