I was chatting recently with a lyme sufferer about testing and found that the person may have had inadequate testing for Heavy Medal Burden. BUT recieved CDC protocol testing. The same with HMB. Mainstream is not keeping up. Patient said they had tested for HMB and found it to be fine. This problem is very important too eliminate when looking for lyme among other things. This puzzles me a bit because the hospital that did the test does not recognize advanced or late stage lyme. Basically without the tick or a bulls eye rash which only shows up in less than 40% of the time anyway, your screwed. This also tells me that they are probably behind on HMB also. I am thinking they done a protocol test of HMB for recent exposure too certain HMB such as Lead, Mercury and others. That CDC protocol test starts with a 500mg (does not matter your body wt.) of DMSA solution and come back in twenty four hours for urine collection to find HMB values. That may be ok for recent exposure but it does nothing for long life exposure as DMSA is eliminated from the body with in four hrs. The new protocol of Dr. Horowitz and friends requires 30mg/kilogram of body wt. and Urine collection in six hrs. Often tripling the HMB values.
The new test protocol developed by a very Lyme Literate pair of doctors use the same chemicals but different doses at different return testing times. This newly developed test for HMB is said to be better for long term life exposure to Heavy Medals. This is all explained very well in Doctor Richard Horowitz's book "WHY CAN'T I GET BETTER" starting on page 202-210.
David R Thomas