A fellow Lymee was just found positive for Lyme and asked me what could be said to the non-lyme believing Family physician in the defense of the test positive by a Lyme Literate Physician. This person was afraid of a scolding for chasing a positive diagnosis that they would not test for. The following is what you can say to your doctor and if they don't take that info as a good sign for change. It is time for a different doctor.
You can tell them that their idea that the cal. I-genex test is always positive is false. The reason for such a high % of positive tests are:
1. These subjects are being found by Lyme literate people and suggested to get this test.
2. The I-genex test is roughly 99.9% accurate in sensitivity.
3. Their Lyme knowledge comes from Lyme Corp which is the education group designed and deployed by the IDSA LYME guidelines writers to undermine the past 15+ years new Lyme sciences.
Incidentally, the guidelines that this Dr.s office is using has been pulled from the go to info place at the (NGC) National Guidelines Clearinghouse for being outdated. The remaining guidelines are the (ILADS) "International Lyme and Associated Diseases" Lyme guidelines www.ilads.org written by new sciences and scientists of Lyme, backed by over 700 written papers on the subject . None of which backs the previously IDSA published guidelines. Yet The CDC is still following the orders of the old Lyme guidelines writers. Our Infectious disease health department in our hospitals has been duped. They are misdiagnosing because there is more money in the symptoms of Lyme disease than curing it or in the late stage sufferers case, making them more comfortable and possibly productive tax paying citizens again. IN MY OPINION