Test Overview
Test Methodology

Western Blot

Test Usage

Confirmation of positive or borderline Lyme Disease (Borrelia) EIA Antibody test.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

2 - 8 day

Soft Order Code
SO
Synonyms
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody by Western Blot
  • Lyme Disease Confirmatory Test
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
MDHHS
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 ml serum
Minimum Volume
1 ml serum
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
99001
Fee Code
20230
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