Test Details

Mnemonic

BBURV

Ordering Code

3600169

CPT-4 Code(s)

86618

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: 1 month

Methodology

Semi-quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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Reference Range

0.90 IV or less: Negative VlsE1 and pepC10
antibodies to B. burgdorferi not detected.
0.91 - 1.09 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing
in 10 0 14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater: Positive - VlsE1 and
pepC10 antibodies to B. Burgdorferi detected.
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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