|Last Updated: November 30, 2021 @ 10:13 am|
Lyme Antibody, Total
|Stability:||Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
All non-negative results are confirmed by Western Blot.
|Interpretive Data:||General Reference Range : none detected |
Patients with early Lyme disease may have undetectable antibody titers. Additional serum samples, at varying intervals, should be tested to demonstrate a rise in titer, if clinically indicated.
Patients with mononucleosis, lupus erythematosis, syphilis, yaws, pinta, leptospirosis, relapsing fever or other pathogenic spirochetal diseases may give false positive Lyme Ab results.
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