Clongen labs reports the whole spectrum of Lyme WB bands. The Bands as seen on a Western Blot strip are shown heaviest to lightness. Other labs that I am familiar with report the heaviest band as 83-93. Lyme WB strips from Clongen show "all the bands"; there are more than 14. The Clongen strips frequently show reactivity at 100 Kd band which exceeds the control response. I asked Dr. K what this 100 Kd band was. He did not know. He just presents the data. Intrigued, I did a little research. I have found nothing in human literature. But I did find something.
Of particular interest is a paper called: Lyme-Disease- "a consensus statement"
This paper is talking about canine, not human Lyme disease.
The piece was written in 2005. It comes from a German lab- LABOKLIN.
The bands discussed in the paper are for the most part quite familiar. They include:
the 24Kd band (23-25), the 31Kd band, the 39Kd band and the 41Kd band.
The article notes that the 41 band is associated with flagellin protein and that the 31 band is associated with OSPA. Sound familiar?
They paper claims that the best Lyme WB band is the 100 Kd band. Although it is seen only in late disease, the authors state "...there is not known cross reaction and (it) is therefore pathognomonic." The means that reactivity at the 100 Kd WB bands confirms Lyme exposure with 100% accuracy. If the same holds true in humans this may be incredibly significant!