LYME DISEASE ANTIBODIES (IgG, IgM) BLOT

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

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severly lipemic or hemolyzed samples

Methodology
Immunoblot

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5 days
Test CodeLYMIB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86617 x 2
LOINC Codes
Lyme Disease Ab (IgG), Blot:   6320-6  
Lyme Disease Ab (IgM), Blot:   6321-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory