Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: April 15, 2024 @ 9:13 am

2788

Lyme AB, Total

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma in Standard Transport Tube. Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Seperate from cells as soon as possible.
  • If the Lyme Antibody total is Positive, then the Lyme Antibodies, IgG/IgM by Western Blot (Test# 91156) will be performed. Additional charges will apply.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Light blue (Citrate)
  • Microbial Contamination
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 7 Day(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86618
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : NOT DETECTED

A negative result should not be used to exclude Lyme disease. Patients with early Lyme disease may have undetectable antibody titer. Additional serum samples, at varying intervals, should be tested to demonstrate a rise in titer, if clinically indicated. Early treatment may prevent the development of antibodies. Patients with antibodies against Human Ehrlichiosis (HGE), Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF), Babesiosis, Parvovirus, and EBV infections may give false positive Lyme Ab Total results.
Components:
  • 2788 - LYME AB, TOTAL
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