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05/29/2010 07:07 AM

LabCorp question for CD-57 test

longtimelymie
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In Dr. Burrascano's latest Guidelines, he recommends using LabCorp for the CD-57 test. Does anyone know if there is a specific LabCorp to send in the CD-57 test? I seem to recall Dr. B discussing this in a presentation years ago. I can't remember for sure if he said there was a specific LabCorp (with a specific address) that handles the CD-57 testing. Thanks.
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05/29/2010 08:32 AM
Missmoo
 
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If you would like your health care provider to order the CD57 NK test for you, your blood sample needs to be drawn into an EDTA tube (lavender top) on Monday through Thursday and sent immediately to either LabCorp in Burlington, NC, or Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) in Austin, TX. LabCorp and CPL are the only two labs that perform this test properly. Quest does NOT. The LabCorp test code is #505026 and is named HNK1 (CD57) Panel. The CPL test code is #4886, CD57 for Lyme disease. The test is time-sensitive and must be performed within 12 hours of collection, so blood should not be drawn on a Friday or results may be inaccurate.

05/29/2010 03:31 PM
Bettyg
 
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welcome long time Smile

wow, the preceding new lyme member gave you great personal info!! i'm amazed; i'll have to copy it to my personal links. Smile

Welcome to MD JUNCTION!! I'm so glad you found us! You've come to the right place for education and support!

The following are some links that may be helpful to you:

Seeking a lyme literate md; start YOUR OWN POST on this new forum; do NOT just add it to the introduction post only.

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/llmd-info/1181374-lyme-literate-md-requests#1181957

(applies ONLY to those who posted elsewhere already ok.  )

NEW FORUM, SEEKING LLMDS, the last forum

start a NEW DISCUSSION by clicking on that at bottom of the page, copy your text to the body of message as you posted above read my detailed instructions in christine's 1st post explaining how to use this new forum; big thanks! Hugs; example below

subject: 4 yr. old needs KIDS LLMD IN MD, VA, DC area

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/llmd-info

Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Symptoms

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/studies-research/318635-lyme-and-co-infections- symptoms

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/81386

Dr. Burrascano's most recent "Diagnostic Hints and 2008 Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses" http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.html

Pages 17-19 discuss Adult and Kids Treatments

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/studies-research/1173561-08-kids-lyme-guidelines-of- dr-burrascano

Dr. B's Supplement List

http://www.lymepa.org/Nutritional_Supplements.pdf

Making the most of your LLMD visit

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi? ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=020605#000005

Herxheimer “herx” side effects to antibiotics & supplements …. Symptoms, treatments, and more! 1.25.10

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/studies-research/1186591-jarischherxheimer-reaction- symptomstreatment

Herxing Reactions:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/89322

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=041517

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HECK OUT THE “LYME FACTS” forum; lots of good, accurate info there for your lyme journey.

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/studies-research

print off BUT YOU LOOK GOOD article on page 2 of this post where I broke it up for others to read easier; we neuro lymies!

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/general-support/1275535-feeling-guilty-for-being- sick/limitstart/10#1279159

Suggestions for When You Need Treatment and Funds Are Low plus Financial Burdens post towards bottom; extremely detailed by Melanie Reber

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/22281

WHAT IS LYME DISEASE? as quoted by Dr. Burrascano

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/studies-research/1123178-a-must-read-for-new- members#1124851

Link to Turn the Corner Foundation: Good info and contacts for finding a good LLMD.

http://turnthecorner.org/lyme-disease-quick-facts.htm

LYME YAHOO GROUP BOARD FOR EACH STATE FOUND HERE!

People seeking doctors might be able to get help from their state online information and support group. The groups are moderated and you have to apply. Most don't allow doctor names, but once on the group, you can ask for doctors in a certain area and ask people to email you privately.

To find your state group, go to

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/statenamelyme

example: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/newyorklyme

South Carolina is the only state that needs a hyphen between the statename and lyme, e.g. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/southcarolina-lyme

http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/

This explains the MEDICAL “POLITICS” AROUND LYME and why you need an ILADS-educated or ILADS-member LLMD (and there are also some ILADS-member LL NDs, naturopathic doctors:

www.clinicaladvisor.com/Controversy-continues-to-fuel-the- Lyme-War/article/117160/

You should also be evaluated for co-infections. Not all tests are great in that regard, either, but a good LLMD can evaluate you and then guide you in testing.

www.igenex.com; http://www.frylabs.com; http://www.clongen.com; http://focusdx.com

For the Igenex Western blot IgM and IgG blood test drawn on M, T, or Wed am. Check current$ 3 wks. for results!

Call 1-800.832.3200 for current prices.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/ 78648?#000003

They will also send you a free “test kit” with their required form, all the test vials, & box to ship it in with return postage!

Be sure to download Igenex's required form IF you haven't called for Igenex to send you THEIR test kids!

MD, DO, ND, AC, DC are all fine** must sign, date, and show diagnosis code on there why he's ordering the test.

Optional tests include: co-infection panel for your area of country and PCR whole blood

Igenex is pre-pay/out of network for most insurances. If you are on medicare, Igenex will file the paperwork & it's free to you.

Get copies of all of your special bloodwork.

Overseas instructions for sending to Igenex/Fry Labs 2-23-08

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=063751

Dr C's Western Blot explanation is discussed here:

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/tips/1092391-missouri-drcs-western-blot-explanations- of-nos#1093495

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/tips/3683-igenex-calif-western-blot-igmigg-testing-

ILADS - The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides a forum for health science professionals to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the management of Lyme and associated diseases. www.ilads.org

Call ILADS they are happy to refer to LLMd's around the country. Here is the contact link, scroll down beyond the email form for their phone number:

http://www.ilads.org/contact/contact_ilads.html

Under Our Skin Lyme Disease documentary www.lymediseasefilm.com

American Museum of Natural History 2 SLIDE SHOWS

http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/index.php? sid=h.s.lyme_brain.20100125

when you get to the site go to upper right hand corner and type in LYME DISEASE hit enter and it brings you to this very well-done slide show on LYME disease! it shows ”brain lesions” too. 1st one is DATED JAN. 25, 2010.

Betty, Minoucat, & Connie Mc's SSDI, SSI, & LTD DISABILITY RECOURCES FOR Disability, Insurance, Dealing with HMOs

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/general-support/3118-bettygs-disability-info-25- pages

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/13935

Success Stories

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/general-support/57269-post-your-success-story-here

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/15820

Distinct Pattern of Cognitive Impairment Noted in Study of Lyme Patients …..MUST READ!! EXPLAINS EVERYTHING !!

written by Marian Rissenberg PhD & Susan Chambers MD,

The Lyme Times, Vol. 20, Jan-Mar 1998, pp. 29-32

http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/diffdx/rissenberg.html

NEURO-COGNITIVE LYME DISEASE links from cheryl's site 1.10

http://www.lymeinfo.net/neuropsych.html

Porphyria (including KPU)

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/ 87840?

cardiac symptoms please read!

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/77325

SUICIDE HOTLINE PHONE NO. & PREVENTION TIPS

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic; f=1;t=058059

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/medicine-treatments/1275497-national-suicide- prevention-lifeline-tips

TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi? ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

VESTIBULAR SYMPTOMS

http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders/symptoms.php

DIZZINESS - many details at this thread

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/medicine-treatments/Itemid=217/func=post/do=reply

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/ 65801?

TREEPATROL'S New Member Learning links: this can wait! There are OVER 1,000 LINKS here but treepatrol has organized it as best as he could

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/29917

NEED A LAUGH, READ HERE & ADD YOUR OWN

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/lounge/1041725-looking-for-my-need-a-laugh-post- bettyg-started

you tubes, post your FUNNY or INSPIRATIONAL ones here http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-disease-support- forums/lounge/1114416-you-tubes-post-your- funnyinspirational-ones-here

Betty's suggested posting guidelines:

Many of members have neuro lyme, and it is hard to read long solid block text and be able to comprehend; example, me, 40 yrs. neuro chronic lyme, so we are able to comprehend and read. Then we can assist and guide you ok.

please post in short paragraphs like you see below or look at a few other posts, but we neuro folks need them short.

1-2 sentences MAX and hit ENTER TWICE to doublespace between each paragraph. Hugs

DO NOT BREAK UP THE SENTENCE THOUGH…we neuros lose our train of thought if it is broken up in the middle unless it goes on FOREVER!

For easier reading, please edit your post. You can break up your longer paragraphs into smaller paragraphs. Please hit “enter” key twice after each paragraph, also. Click EDIT send when done. 

Go to LOWER BOTTOM; SUBSCRIBE TO THIS DISCUSSION to receive all replies.

Thank you for posting in a manner that makes it easier for all to read and help others.


05/29/2010 03:49 PM
Bettyg
 
Posts: 32197
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missy,

i forgot to ask you after you break up your solid post into 1 sentence paragraphs, could you copy your broken versions and post in these places:

LYME FACTS

MEDICAL/TREATMENTS

TIPS ??

look at the stickies; those with a PUSH PIN on side; they are stickies. i know there are 1-2 FEATURED subjects; cd57 is one of them.

if you see something about cd57; please post your broken up version there. big thanks missy Smile

bettyg, iowa group leader

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