BORRELIA BURGDORFERI C6 PEPTIDE ANTIBODIES, TOTAL

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
CSF, lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-inactivated or contaminated specimens.

Methodology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
<=0.90 Lyme Index: Negative - C6 peptide antibody to B. burgdorferi not detected.
0.91-1.09 Lyme Index: Equivocal - repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.10 Lyme Index: Positive - C6 peptide antibody to B. burgdorferi

Performed
Tuesday

Turnaround Time3-10 days
Test CodeC6PEP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86618
LOINC Codes
38173-1

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Medical
Laboratory