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Approval req'd? yes, Microbiology Laboratory Medicine Resident
Test code LYME
Performed by? Reference Laboratory - ARUP web page for Borrelia burgdorferi Antibodies, Total by EIA with Reflex to IgG & IgM by Western Blot (Early Disease) test details.
Sendout? yes
Price range $ (with reflex $$)
Method EIA; WB
Container type gold top gel tube
Amount to Collect 1 mL
Sample type Serum
Special instructions Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Synonyms Borrelia burgdorferi Antibodies;
Causes for rejection CSF, plasma not acceptable
Reflex? yes. If EIA is Positive or Equivocal, WB testing will be performed.
Additional information Positive and equivocal EIA results are further tested by Western Blot.
CPT coding 86618 (add 86617 x2, if reflexed)
Last Updated 11/13/2010 10:04:38 AM
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