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Lyme Disease Antibody, CSF

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code LYMC
Test group Borrelia burgdorferi
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoblot
Container type CSF tube or sterile collection tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 2 mL CSF
Min. Volume 0.5 mL CSF
Processing notes Freeze sample and ship to CB frozen.
Normal range No bands detected
Synonyms Borreliosis; Borrelia burgdorferi Ab; Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody
Stability Refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 5-7 days
Additional information No interpretive criteria for Borrelia burgdorferi Western blot have been established for CSF or other fluids. The presence of B. burgdorferi reactive antibodies in fluids may represent either compartmental antibody production or transudation of plasma antibody. The Western blot test will confirm the presence of B. burgdorferi specific antibodies detected by serologic screening methods (ELISA, IFA).
CPT coding 86617-90 x2
Last Updated 11/21/2013 1:35:35 PM
Entry Number 1523
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