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best test for lymes??

what is the best and most accurate test for lymes? i have read many times about false negatives.  
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Igenex labs in California.  Google it and you can call for a kit if you want to have the testing done there.
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If your test results are yet again negative, you may want to ask your physician about CFIDS.

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what is the best test for lymes disease?
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Hi karajo !

According to Dr. Garth Nicolson (he just recently spoke at a lyme conference and is very involved with lyme, CFS, Gulf War Syndrome and autoimmune diseases)... the best test for lyme:

Lyme Borrelia Test (CPT: 86617)—Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) by Western Blot analysis.

Recommended Lab: IGeneX Laboratories of Palo Alto, CA (http://www.igenex.com/).

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Western Blot Test--only one to do if you want the right result.

It's expensive, results are sent to CA to get tested, but worth it if you don't have a clear answer.
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