Users' questions

What is Lyme C6?

What is Lyme C6?

The C6 test is a preliminary blood test that detects antibodies against a very specific protein called C6. This protein is unique to the Borrelia bacteria, and the presence of antibodies to C6 suggests exposure to Borrelia and infection.

Can Spinal Tap detect Lyme disease?

This test measures the level of antibodies to the Borrelia bacteria in your CSF to see if Lyme disease has spread to your central nervous system.

Does iron feed Lyme?

Quirky Lyme disease bacteria: Unlike most organisms, they don’t need iron, but crave manganese. Summary: Scientists have confirmed that the pathogen that causes Lyme disease — unlike any other known organism — can exist without iron, a metal that all other life needs to make proteins and enzymes.

What is the code for Lyme disease?

A69. 20 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

How long does it take for lymes disease to show up in dogs?

While tick bites are the cause of Lyme disease, the development of symptoms takes place much later than the initial bite. Your dog may not show symptoms of Lyme disease until two to five months after being infected.

What is a high level of Lyme disease in dogs?

Titers above 30 are considered to be significant and dogs with titers above 30 should be treated even if no clinical symptoms are apparent. Titers do not become elevated immediately after tick bites. It may take 2 to 3 months for the titer to rise.

How accurate is a spinal tap for Lyme?

Anti-Borrelia antibody CSF-to-serum index has been reported to show a 97% specificity and 75% sensitivity for the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.

Does zinc feed Lyme?

(The Lyme bacterium gets what it needs no matter how little manganese is in your diet, and everyone needs small amounts of dietary manganese every day.) Borrelia also seems to need zinc. Other research has identified the protein that allows the pathogen to take in the metals it needs from the surrounding environment.

Does Lyme feed on magnesium?

Magnesium – both Lyme and Bartonella significantly deplete the body’s supply of magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most important mineral nutrients necessary for good health, and also one of the minerals that Americans in general are most commonly deficient in.

What does positive Lyme IgG mean?

A positive result means that Borrelia antibodies were found and that you may have had or have Lyme disease. False-positive results sometimes do occur. This means the test could say you have the infection when you don’t.