For those of you interested and want to compare Patterson's cytokine profiles to another. IMD Berlin now appear to be offering sCD40L as part of their Covid Inflammation Panel.
Along with VEGF, Rantes and other interlukins offered in their Specialised Immune Diagnosic testing, it should offer some piece of mind to those of us who have done Patterson's tests but are still on the fence about trying things like Maraviroc.
My Patterson results showed high sCD40L (26k < 2086), VEGF (91 < 8), but CCL4 (18 <8), CCL5 (RANTES) 17k <10k) were only somewhat elevated. However I have long term Lyme so who knows how that influences the results, certainly not their CCTC "physicians" who freely admitted he didnt know much about Borreila during a tele consultation.
Even though I did the testing on the back of a vaccine induced setback, I am still quite suspicious of the results and some of the reference ranges used. Ive had CCL4 (MIP-1Beta) done 6 months ago with Redlabs, results: 18 Incell, 9 Redlabs, but Incell's upper reference range is 8, where as Redlabs is 155.
I know different labs use different ranges, but they are mostly all reported in pg/ml, so I wonder are Patterson's ranges very conservative to get people showing positive on his cyokine panel and then on his gravy train.
I would certianly like to get my RANTES tested independently elsewhere before shelling out crazy money for Maraviroc. I have access to a supply of Atorvastatin and I am trialing that, which from what I have researched should lower CCL5 as well as the other vascular markers which are high, even if they could be more related to Lyme than post vax/long covid.