MediTest
2 Jul 2019
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Markus83
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Testing at Vanderbilt (Dr Stratton) possible?

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Is it possible to send blood to Dr Stratton at Vanderbilt for PCR testing? Got tested at a university lab here in Germany via PCR and was negative. But I'm not convinced about that. IgG / IgA is very high in my case.

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I doubt it Marcus. Stratton has too much research to do.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Everything in the US is done through prescription by a PCP (primary care physician). It is almost impossible otherwise.

And everything is compartmentalized.  If he works in research, he may not have anything to do with blood testing.

And probably the hospital there only tests blood of their own patients.

(just guessing.)

Jean2

I think I have a severe case of cpn,in the brain which I got about 8 months ago (Oct. 2018).  

I have a lot of issues with depression, balance, eyesight, ear and teeth problems.  Most important, I have brain shrinkage, and some strange symptoms of that. Does anyone share these issues?

Jean, you sound quite right there and I am sure it is the same in the UK, although only having my blood tested the once, I wouldn't know for certain, because David was in charge of testing then.

Marcus, I think you will have to find another private lab to test your blood, if you don't believe Armin labs.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

i Sarah, it's not at all a problem to find a lab in Germany, even at university hospitals. My Cpn serology is highly positive. But it would be good to have a positive blood PCR for Cpn from a respected lab for the insurance. They say "old infection" and you have to prove the opposite. This is only possible with PCR testing - which came back negative from a renowned university lab in my region. However, it seems that testing for chronic Cpn via blood PCR is something special, if I get it right what Stratton has written in his patent. So I would like to know what my test result looks like when tested with the PCR Stratton uses.

Marcus, Stratton only does research.

If Vanderbilt or another lab in the States agreed to test your blood, how would you know that it would arrive in good condition?

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

"If Vanderbilt or another lab in the States agreed to test your blood, how would you know that it would arrive in good condition?"

The lab should know if it's possible to do proper testing on (some older) blood from overseas. But it makes only sense in my eyes if the test used would be the test Stratton described in his patent. So probably it's not possible - otherwise someone in the forum here (or especially DW) would have heard about it.

Out of interest, if your serology   shows you’ve developed antibodies for CPN, it’s more than likely that you still have the infection? 

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Difficult to say for certain because antibody levels can take a very long time to subside after successful antibiotic treatment of C. pneumoniae infection. Initially they may even rise, as dead bacterial components are scattered throughout the host. IgE levels may remain high for many years.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.