Lab testing

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Laboratory tests for Cpn

Which Lab Tests and Diagnostic Codes for CPn Testing?

My GP has agreed to give me a lab order and I can go to either Lab Corp or Quest Labs but he says he has no idea what specifically to test for and which diagnostic codes to use for diagnosis to have the tests paid for by Medicare.  

Someone had mentioned Mayo?  Do they have a walk in lab if they are preferred as long as one has a requisition from their Dr? (I would prefer to use Quest if possible)  

Do you have some suggestions for testing? Does this have to be done before using NACi? Are there additional tests that would also reveal information such as Mycoplasma and what would those be called specifically.

Protocol Vacations

Well, it seems somewhat unlikely that my liver enzymes have decreased enough to avoid a Protocol Vacation.   I will likely get a partial report on my lab studies in the next few days.

So I am beginning to look at the possibility of being asked to cut back or even completely take a break from the protocol as my AST and ALT are in the 3-4 times the high normal range and this has been the case for almost 4 months now. 

I know that folks have stopped for numbers lower than mine which are both over 140.  My several past blood draws have been ever so slightly higher each time yet still slowly climbing.

I would appreciate anyone who has found themselves in this position to share how it was handled in your case.  

Positive for BB?

When I saw my dr a few days ago we went over my labs results that had come back. The Western Blot for Lyme disease. IgGi was negative. Good news, right? But strangely enough, IgM was positive by both standards - unconventional Igenex (where the labs were actually done) and CDC.

I was floored, I really didn't believe that I may have Lyme.  The dr told there may be a false positive and we ordered a confirmation test with Igenex.

The reason I think it is strange to have IgM (+) b/c my sxi started so long ago and logically it's IgG that should be (+) if I have Lyme.

partner tested negative

Help!  My partner's cpni tests are negative!  IgG, Igm, IgA, Quest Diagnostics. 

I test positive; in the last 8 yrs, he's been getting more and more of the symptoms I have --- I KNOW cpn is very contagious --- is it THAT hard to get a positive antibody titer for cpn?

I am afraid that now his doc won't prescribe the Abxi.   Also, could he somehow not have caught cpn, and all his coughing, achiness, fatigue, sensitivities, skin eruptions, joint stuff, swollen glands, sore throats, neurological issues, increasing general ill health --- all the stuff he had NONE of before me --- could it really have NOTHING to do with cpn...?

FMS symptoms, besides pain meds??

Good afternoon!

I've been having fibromyalgiai symptoms for the past 4 days- neck, left shoulder, back of head, band across my head from 1 temple to the other, down my spinal cord. I haven't dealt with fibro symptoms in several years and I can't remember what I can do to relieve my pain and stiffness.

I've been taking Lortab (Hydrocodone with acetaminophen) and/or Ultracet, aspirin, using a topical analgesic oil rub and a moist heat wrap. I'm also stretching. I've considered the chiropractor and massage therapist just haven't made appointments yet.

Hypertransaminiasemia (Elevated Liver Enzymes) in Celiac Disease

Is anyone else with Celiac Disease or knowledge of Celiac Disease a user on this website?

 

Liver Enzymes

Interesting site. 

http://www.pathguy.com/lectures/lvr-test.htm< 

I am looking for information regarding

Various Liver Enzymes in realation to effect of

CAPi

I would appreciate any sources of available

information on the web.

Personal Mail me if you wish.

Thanks. Louise

Reading Test Results

Question re how to read lab results???

I was tested as "high" for Chlamydia P. IgA even though the reference range and my test were the same:

                                In Range     Out of Range      Reference Range

Chlamydia P.IgM      <1:16                                      <1:16                                                                                                           

Chlamydia P. IgG     <1:32                                       <1:32

Test results positive or negative?

Can anyone tell me how to interpret these lab results?  A doc has called it positive, but I am unable to find any discussion on this website to confirm it.  And the medical papers I have read elsewhere say it is difficult to diagnose due to high background of IgGi antibody prevalence and lack of standardized testing methods.  They also questioned IgA as a marker for current infection.  I might add that I do have another bacterial infection that is being treated with some of the same antibioticsi as chlamydia, not not all of them.

 

IgM less than 1:10
IgG 1:256
IgA 1:64

Is this current infection or not?

 

 

Checking lab test results/Anger/Frustration........!

My 11 year old son was bitten in August '06 by a flying insect and in October the area where he was bitten became very inflamed and painful; he could hardly walk for a couple of days. It got better again with just the odd twinge now and then, but slowly over the months the pain times increased and so did the level of pain and weakness. He was tested for all manner of things but only Agglutinine Cold, Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Aldolase and Chlamydia Pneumoniae were positive, the latter being tested for the first time in May this year. In June he was admitted to hospital for further tests and the doctor announced that everything (without treatment) had gone - his blood was A1.

PCR Testing

I've recently suggested to two different people that they go and have PCRi tests for Cpni performed on a sample of their blood.  I'm a bit concerned that maybe I shouldn't have suggested the test because I lead them to believe that the test would give them infallible results as to whether or not they have a Cpn infection.  Is that true or not true?

I read something posted here somewhere about the dependability of other testing approaches like micro immunoflorescence (sp?), I believe.  I know that some of the other testing methods aren't very dependable.  What I'm wondering is how PCR testing shapes up by comparison.  Is it a realiable diagnostic approach as opposed to an empirical trial with NACi or one of the bacteriostatics?

Thanks,

John

NHS Treatment / Testing in the UK

Hi all, just wondering if anyone in the UK is being treated for CPni on the NHS?

Is this in any way/shape/form feasible?

Has anyone managed to convince their gp that they have CPn?

Obviously I'm not interested in my gp's clinical input, but it would be nice if I could get the more expensive antibioticsi (e.g. azithromycin) on the nhs.

Final piece of info is that my entire family is infected so private treatment could work out to be pretty expensive.

Diabetic cat - cpn question

I lost my first draft of this, so here we go again. My beloved little furry friend has just been diagnosed with diabetes and, possibly worse, elevated liver enzymes. When I asked the vet if the bloodwork could be tested for cpni, he was fascinated and says he will check with the lab. First question, does anyone have an idea what kind of dose a 13lb, 7yr old cat would require on abxi therapy? Feel free to speculate. I don't need disclaimers; I need intelligent input. The vet is open to anything, though at the moment my boy will go on a diabetic cat food with insulin starting later next week. Help! I'm not giving up on this boy, especially when my cpn could have caused his problems.

lab.test

Hi

Can anyone say, how deep Cnp can be, suspect chronical ?

IgGi 227 EIU

IgG  2,2  AU

IgA   27 EIU

Questions on blood test results

OK so I got some blood work back and have a few FEELINGS about it. Yes and also questions. So it shows positive for the mycoplasma pnemoniae, for Ebstein Bar Syndrome, and also my seratonin">i is like none. Is this pretty normal????  I go see Dr. Powells assistant tomorrow so yes I am going to ask him also but just feel a bit overwhelmed by the results. Also I know I was only on the protocol for like almost 2 months and my cpni results are the exact same as before I started.  I know it takes a while but it is a little depressing to feel like absolute crap for that period and see no results.

Thanks in advance for any feedback,

Dizzy

Started caps for cpn 10/10/06.  Have been on doxyi<i< and zithro and now on nothing due to side effectsl

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