BORRELIA BURGDORFERI TOTAL (IGG/IGM) ANTIBODY WITH REFLEX TO IMMUNOBLOT

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed, lipemic or bacterial contaminated samples

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<0.90 Negative

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time2 days
Test CodeLYMER
CPT-4 Code (s)
86618, plus 86617 x 2 if reflexed at an additional charge
LOINC Codes
B. Burgdorferi Ab:   5060-9  
B. Burgdorferi Ab, IB   IgG:   6320-6  
   IgM:   6321-4  

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