Lyme Antibodies, Modified 2-Tier Testing Profile, Serum/Plasma with reflex to IgG and IgM immunoassays*

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Turnaround Time: 1-3 Days
Test Type: Serum 2.0 mL


Specimens are tested using an immunoassay measuring combined IgG and IgM antibodies to specific borrelial proteins; if reactive, the specimens are then tested in separate Borrelia burgdorferi IgG and IgM immunoassays.


Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Specimen: Serum or plasma

Volume: 2.0 mL

Minimum Volume: 0.75 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container:Gel-barrier tube, serum transfer tube, or EDTA plasma, lithium heparin plasma, or plasma transfer tubes

Collection: If tube other than a gel-barrier is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a labeled plastic transport tube. Do not freeze gel-barrier tube (pour off serum first).

Storage Instructions: Room temperature