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Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) Antibody Screen with Confirmation

Mnemonic:    [LYME SCREEN]
Name:    Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) Antibody Screen with Confirmation
Specimen:    2.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Hemolyzed samples are not acceptable. Plasma is not acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050267
  Method:    Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Note:    This panel is recommended for routine screening for Lyme disease. The panel includes a Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) Antibody determination by ELISA. If the ELISA test is borderline or positive, a reflexive confirmation of IgG and IgM antibody is performed by Immunoblot at an additional cost.