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A Review of Lyme Infection Tests. Pass or Fail.

There are a variety of tests that can help diagnose Lyme disease by finding evidence of Lyme infection. These include ELISA, IFA, PCR, immunoblot done as a western blot, the new immunoblot with synthetic proteins, and blood culture.

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How to Diagnose Chronic Lyme Disease. More Than A Test.

This new video article updates the first article from 2012. This latest video includes information on where and how to diagnose chronic Lyme.  With this information you can direct your primary care physician or another physician on the best ways to diagnose Lyme. This includes a review of the latest tests and best laboratory systems like IGenex and Armin Labs. Marty Ross MD

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It Could Be Bartonella or Babesia: The Symptoms and Signs.

In this article I describe how to diagnose Bartonella and Babesia. Testing is not perfect, so I diagnose these two Lyme co-infections based on the symptoms.

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A Silent Problem. Do You Have Yeast?

Too many yeast in the intestines (yeast overgrowth) is a common problem that occurs in those with chronic Lyme disease either during treatment or prior to beginning treatment. Antibiotics used to treat Lyme can lead to too many yeast. Immune suppression prior to starting antibiotics can also cause yeast overgrowth.

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Mold and Lyme Toxin Illness

One reason some with Lyme disease have a hard time recovering is due to Mold Toxin Illness. Some also have problems removing Lyme toxins.

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The Western Blot Lyme Disease Test: A Lyme Byte.

Here is Lyme Byte about using a western blot test to help diagnose chronic Lyme disease. It was recorded during a webinar on 5/14/2013.

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CD-57 Test? Rarely.

I rarely recommend a CD-57 test because in most situations it is not useful and has no real predictive or helpful value in charting the course of a person's care. See why in this Lyme Byte from my webinar Conversations with Marty Ross MD.

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When & How to Treat Chronic Viruses in Lyme: A Brief Guide.

Learn all about chronic virus infections in Lyme disease by Marty Ross MD. Treating chronic viruses is controversial. See why. See the best virus tests and how to treat chronic active virus infections with herbal antivirals and immune boosters in Lyme disease.

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Heavy Metals: The Problem & The Best Test.

In chronic Lyme disease heavy metal toxicity (like lead and mercury) can cause

  • low energy,
  • poor nerve function and thinking,
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About The Where Am I in My Treatment Test.

In my medical practice, during Conversations with Marty Ross MD, and in my One to One Medical Consults people often ask for a test(s) to see if treatment for Lyme disease is working. Many of my colleagues offer such testing, but I do not.

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Is There A Lyme Done Test? No.

Here is a Lyme Byte about testing to see if Lyme treatment is done. As Marty Ross MD explains unfortunately there is not a done test. This is a recording from Conversations with Marty Ross MD on 10/22/14.

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How to Diagnose Babesia.

Babesia is a coinfection found in Lyme disease. Like the Lyme germ, babesia is transmitted by a tick bite. When present it should be treated early in a Lyme disease treatment. Unfortunately the tests for diagnosing babesia are unreliable. Here are the steps I recommend for diagnosing this infection.

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