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Test Code LYME Lyme Disease Antibody, LAB2592

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Gold-top serum gel tube(s)

Acceptable: Plain, red-top tube(s)

Specimen Volume: 155 uL serum

Stabillity: If the assay is performed within seven days of sample collection, the samples may be kept at

2-8° C; otherwise they should be dispensed in aliquots and stored deep-frozen (–20° C or below).

 

 

Reference Values

Negative

Note: Any positive or equivocal result will be forwarded to Mayo Medical Laboratories for Western blot testing.

Useful For

The Lyme Disease Antibody is used in the diagnosis of lyme disease which is transmitted through the bite of a tick.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Indirect chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86618