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Test Code ELYMI Lyme Disease European Immunoblot, Serum


Advisory Information


Patients who are suspected to have Lyme disease who have not traveled to Europe should be tested by the LYME / Lyme Disease Serology, Serum assay for detection of antibodies specifically to Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common agent of Lyme disease in North America.



Specimen Required


Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.


Useful For

Aids in diagnosis of Lyme disease caused by infection with Borrelia species endemic to Europe and Asia, including B garinii or B afzelii.

 

This test is only intended for use in patients with recent travel to and exposure to ticks in Europe or regions of Asia who are suspected to have Lyme disease caused by Borrelia species endemic to Europe/Asia.

Testing Algorithm

Only orderable as a reflex. See ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.

 

If ELYME is positive or equivocal, then ELYMI will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Immunoblot

 

Only orderable as a reflex. See ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.

Reporting Name

Lyme Disease European Immunoblot, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 10 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

Heat-inactivated specimen

Reference Values

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.

 

IgG: Negative

IgM: Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86617 x 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ELYMI Lyme Disease European Immunoblot, S In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
48569 Euro Lyme IgG Immunoblot Result In Process
48570 Euro Lyme IgG Band(s) Detected In Process
48571 Euro Lyme IgM Immunoblot Result In Process
48572 Euro Lyme IgM Band(s) Detected In Process
48573 Euro Lyme Interpretation In Process