Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by ticks. A screening test with high sensitivity is used as the first step in the CDC recommended algorithm. Immunoblot testing qualitatively examines, with high specificity, antibodies in a patient's specimen. Immunoblot testing is appropriate for confirming a detected screening result.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic; grossly icteric Transport Temperature: Room temperature
If Lyme Antibody Screen is Equivocal or Positive, then Lyme Disease Antibodies (IgG, IgM) by Immunoblot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT codes: 86617 (x2)).