Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: December 9, 2023 @ 10:13 am


Lyme Antibody, Total

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • If the Lyme Antibody Total is non-negative, then the Lyme Antibodies, IgG/IgM by Western Blot (Test# 91156) will be performed. Additional charges will apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Icteric specimen
  • Lipemic Samples
  • Particulate matter
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:3-5 Day(s)
All non-negative results are confirmed by Western Blot.
CPT Codes:
  • 86618
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.
  • 2330 - LYME AB, TOTAL
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