Lyme Disease Antibody w/ Reflex to Blot (IgG, IgM)

Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 6646

Includes: If Lyme Disease Antibody Screen is Equivocal or Positive, Lyme Disease Antibodies (IgG, IgM), Immunoblot will be performed at an additional charge.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance: Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by ticks. EIA is the screening test with high sensitivity for antibody detection. Immunoblot testing qualitatively examines with high specificity antibodies in a patient's specimen. Immunoblot testing is appropriate for confirming a detected EIA test result.

Alternative Name(s): Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme Screening, Lyme Antibody Screen

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 Days

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Plasma

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.