Screened by Lyme VlsE1/pepC10 IgG/Igm EIA; If positive or equivocal then tested by: IgG/IgM Whole Cell Enzyme Immunoassay
Confirmation of positive or borderline Lyme Disease (Borrelia) EIA Antibody test.
2 - 8 day
- Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody by Western Blot
- Lyme Disease Confirmatory Test
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
This test will be automatically run on any specimen that gives a positive or borderline result for the Borrelia burgdorferi ELISA (EIA) test. If Lyme Disease Western Blot is requested and EIA Antibody results are not included, the ELISA (EIA) test will be performed at an additional charge. Test sent to Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS); although there is no charge for testing, MLabs charges a handling fee for processing and forwarding specimens to MDHHS.