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04/09/2012 09:05 PM

Which lab did your CD57 KC count??

brooklyn13
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I recently read an article that states ...

"If you would like your healthcare provider to order the CD57 NK test for you, your blood sample needs to be drawn into an EDTA tube (lavender top)

On Monday - Thursday and sent immediately to either LabCorp in Burlington, NC OR Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) in Austin, TX.

It says that these 2 labs are the ONLY labs that perform this test properly. States "Quest does not."

My CD57 was performed by Quest.

A friend sent me this article, so I am not sure of the source.

Anybody have info on this? (Also, the article was dated 2009, I think, so this very well might have changed by now, if it was even accurate!)

thanks!

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04/09/2012 09:08 PM
sebnova81
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Mine was done through LabCorp

04/09/2012 09:12 PM
Courious
 
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Igenix also runs the test.

I figure they run it correctly.

Labcorp is the founder of the test.

I used them.


04/09/2012 09:15 PM
ten1988
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Labcorp did mine, which was only 18 :-/

04/09/2012 09:16 PM
lyme99
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My CD57 was done through Labcorp and the lady who drew my blood samples told me that all the blood is sent to a mega Lab nearby (not in Austin, TX or Burlington, NC) where all the testing is performed. I have seen this information before, but I trust that my LLMD uses the Labcorp he sent me to for a reason. Quest is definitely not as good as Labcorp, but not everyone has access to a Labcorp lab. My CD57 was 20...

Post edited by: lyme99, at: 04/09/2012 09:17 PM


04/09/2012 11:01 PM
bbl2011
 
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LabCorp did mine. Mine was 60

04/09/2012 11:14 PM
nank59
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The lab in Austin, TX and Burlington, NC is Clinical Pathology Laboratories. This is the lab that processed my ELISA.

I haven't had a CD57.


04/10/2012 10:07 AM
brooklyn13
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You're in pretty good shape at 60. This count is significant to "some" Lyme cognizant docs. I was told and also read, that someone with Lyme should be at least 60, normal is over 200.

04/10/2012 01:32 PM
ten1988
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It is my understanding that the cd57 represents the natural killer(nk) cell count in the body.

This will raise with treatment and supplements to promote NK cells and the immune function.


04/10/2012 09:01 PM
brooklyn13
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Yes, that is my understanding as well. I was hoping to find out if Quest would be considered a reliable lab or not. To my knowledge, the only reason my dr utilizes Quest, is because they are a provider for my insurance company.

But if there's a chance my results could be inaccurate, I'd be willing to pay out-of-pocket for another draw/test. However, I will continue to research this, as well as to find out if a repeat would even be necessary.

Thanks!

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