LYME SCREEN IGG/IGM REFLEX TO LYME WB

Mnemonic

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Synonym

Lyme Screen Reflex - Lyme Screen Reflex to Western Blot

Includes

Lyme Antibody Screen (IgG and IgM)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow blood to clot, centrifuge, separate serum from cells ASAP and refrigerate

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

2.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma; serum that has microbial contamination or has been heat-inactivated

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Method

Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)

Reference Values

Reference Values

<0.75 Negative 0.75-<1.00 Equivocal ≥1.00 Positive

CPT Codes

86618, add 86617 X2 if reflexed to WB

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:20 AM