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Description:

The Chlamydia Pneumoniae Antibodies test is deisgned to detect the intracellular bacterium that causes many neurological and musculoskeletal diseases, including bronchitis and sinusitis.

 

Chlamydia is an intracellular bacterium, which causes many neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. There are 2 different sub-species of Chlamydia: Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia trachomatis. 

 

Chlamydia are a family of wide-branched, round-shaped bacteria, which—depending on their sub-groups—can cause various illnesses, from pneumonia to atherosclerosis, and possibly even heart attacks..  Chlamydia bacterium need cells of other organisms to survive and reproduce itself.

 

Chlamydia pneumoniae is widespread and can cause bronchial infections (bronchitis) and infections of the paranasal sinuses (sinusitis). It can cause lung infections (so called atypical pneumonia), which usually has a mild progression. Chlamydia pneumoniae can be found for example in following illnesses: Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Parkinsonism, ALS, ADHS, ADS, Autism and many other diseases/syndromes.

 

Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in humans takes place mainly by small droplet transmission and has a very high degree of penetration. The Elispot-LTT for Chlamydia pneumoniae shows the actual T-cellular activity of the infection. This information makes it easier to diagnose Chlamydia infections and can also be used to check the success of a course of treatment.

           

Antibodies test:

After a person is infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes most cases of Lyme disease, their immune system will recognize the infection and react by producing antibodies against the bacterium. This is usually a two-step process. IgM antibodies are the first wave of attack. They appear within 3-4 weeks after initial infection and hit peak concentrations in about 6-8 weeks. IgM antibodies can persist for several months before they are no longer detectable.

 

The second phase of response is the production of IgG antibodies. They appear 6-8 weeks after infection and hit their peak concentrations at 4-6 months. Once infected, a person’s IgG level may remain detectable for the rest of his/her life. The spirochetes are tissue-loving organisms; therefore, their presence is transient in blood and other body fluids. One of the most important factors in laboratory tests for Lyme disease is timing the collection of the samples. If you obtain the sample too early or the patient doesn’t have a strong enough immune response, you may get a false negative test result.

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