For detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi. If clinical symptoms are present, a positive test result supports the diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
A positive test result in the absence of clinical symptoms may be due to cross-reactivity with antibodies to non-pathogenic treponemes, infectious mononucleosis and from auto-immune disease.
- Index, Lyme disease
- Antibody, Borrelia
- Antibody, Lyme Disease
- Lyme Disease Antibody
- Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody
- Borrelia Screen (Lyme Dis)
- Lyme Disease Index
- BORRELIA ANTIBODY (LYME DIS)
- Tick Borne Disease
Collect specimen in an SST (preferred) or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Any specimen that gives a positive or eqivocal result for the Borrelia burgdorferi test will be forwarded to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) for the Lyme Disease Western Blot Test at an additional charge (although there is no charge for testing, MLabs charges a handling fee for processing and forwarding specimens to MDHHS). By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. If the patient is diagnosed with Lyme disease and the immunoassay result is negative, it is recommended that a repeat specimen be sent in 6 weeks.