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    Can anyone help interpret these lab results?

    Mutated Citrullinated vimentin MCV AB. 53
    Reference range <20

    Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor VEGF 124
    Reference range 31-86

    Babesia Duncani WA1 Antibody IGG IFA. 1.256 H
    > or = 1:256 antibody detected


    Hi Ellie,

    There is a very helpful website, called labtestsonline.org where you can type in various lab tests and learn what they mean.

    As far as I’m aware as just a fellow patient:

    MCV AB test is used to help diagnose RA when the Rheumatoid Factor is negative.

    VEGF is a test that might be tested to help determine the degree of blood vessel growth and possible vascular leakiness. Apparently, certain infections might cause it to be elevated, such as Bartonella Henselae, though it is used in other scenarios.

    Babesia Duncani WA1 is a tickborne parasite, a protozoan piroplasm. It’s a bit like malaria as it parasitizes red blood cells and can cause fevers and sweats, chills,joint and muscle pain, fatigue, anemia and breathlessness, etc. There are specific antibiotics used (often in combination) to treat it and treatment can be prolonged and cyclic due to the bug’s life cycle.

    Are you seeing a LLMD, Ellie?

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