Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Lyme Disease Antibody

Test Name: Lyme Disease Antibody
Alternate Name(s): Borrelia burgdorferi
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect acute and convalescent blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: Serology: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Serology is referred out weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2020-02-12
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: CSF is no longer supported as an appropriate specimen type for Lyme serology or PCR investigations. Serology from blood is the reference standard.
Method of Analysis: EIA, WB
Critical Information Required: Clinical information MUST be included:
Date of onset
Clinical signs and symptoms
Travel history
Exposure history (ie. tick bite)
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
LYME
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory



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