It's taken 3 blood draws due to lab errors and over a month to get the final results. I still think there are some lab tests missing from the original order but I'm not even going to bother to try to find that out now after this slapstick comedy of a lab requisition. It's been insane. In fact, when the ID Dr's office mailed me my results I received an empty envelope so I ended up having to pick them up personally from the office. Of course, the ID Dr believes all of these tests to be "normal."
Ok, so here are my results. I have a few other tests but since there are so many, I'll stick with the main ones and the ones that show anything out of the norm and that most of us are familiar with here on this site.
I'm curious if I ought to try to ask for anything in addition to the CAP, such as an anti-viral drug so please if you have any suggestions or comments, I would be grateful. I do feel better with supplementing L-lysine, which I would suspect is due to the herpes type viral titers being so elevated.
I was also surprised that I show much higher IgG titers (indicative of past infection, possible reactivated when showing extremely high by some Drs' theories) of C. Trachomatis (1:128) saying it's showing sign of past infection in the lab interpretation while the C. Pneumoniae IgG is 1:64 which Dr Stratton said would be indicative of chronic CPn so yes, I have it but I have lots more "other stuff" too. Oh, the CPn level is considered in range by the lab at 1:64.
These tests were done by Quest Labs as opposed to the first one I had by Lab Corp which showed a lower titer of CPn at the time but I hadn't been on as many supplements nor had my Vit D level been as high as it is currently so it might actually be correct. In other words, my immune system is working better now and so I'm showing more reaction to these chronic infections.
EBV results (only posting out of range) and interpretation:
EBV Viral Capsid Ag Ab, IFA - VCA IgG, IFA 1:1280
Interpretive Criteria - EBV VCA IgG and IgM are stimulated in virtually all primary EBV infections. VCA - IgM appears immediately after onset of symptoms and usually disappears within 2-3 months. VCA - IgG also appears immediately after onset of symptoms, but persists indefinitely, falling gradually with time unless restimulated as in reactivated infection and chronic disease.
EBV Nuclear Antigen Ab, ACIF - EBNA Ab >=1:640
EBV Early Ag (R+D) IgG, IFA >=1:640
Interpretive Criteria - A transient elevation in titer is seen in 85% of acute EBV infections. Although low titers may appear at a later date due to asymptomatic viral reactivation, elevated levels (1:640 or greater) may be related to symptomatic disease due to chronic or reactivated EBV. Titers are also elevated in Burkitt's lymphoma (EA-R) and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. (EA-D)
On summary page, labs showing out of range are as follows:M. Pneumoniae Ab IgG 3.60 H
CMV IgG, IFA 14.98 H
HHV6 Ab IgG, IFA 1:320 H
Coxsackie B Ab Panel, CF -
Type 1 1:8 H
Type 2 1:16 H
Type 3 1:8 H
Type 5 1:8 H
The tests that were repeated from my early days of diagnosis and disability were some of the viral markers. The EBV looks the same and CMV and HHV6 look like I now have higher titers than I did back then.
Any comments are welcomed. Thanks in advance