Lyme Disease C6 Antibody, Total with reflex to (IgG, IgM), Western Blot

CPT Code(s):

  • 86618

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Special Instructions:

Do not refrigerate or freeze

Transport Container:

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 3 days

Testing Schedule:




Reference Range:

Interpretation Negative: ² 0.9Interpretation Equivocal: ³ 0.9-1.1Interpretation Positive: ³ 1.1Note: A negative result on this test should be followed up on in 2-4 weeks if Lyme disease is still suspected. A negative result does not rule out infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. The screening test of B. burgdorferi has a low predictive value for a negative result when used to detect early infection and a low predictive value for a positive result when exposure history, symptoms and clinical findings are not consistent with Lyme Disease. All positive results should be supplemented by re-testing the corresponding serum samples on a standardized Western blot test in accordance with CDC/ASTPHLD recommendations.

Reject Criteria:

Moderate to gross hemolysis ¥ Received frozen

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