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Lyme Disease Antibody with Reflex to Blot (IgG, IgM)
If Lyme Disease Antibody Screen is ≥0.90, then Lyme Disease Antibodies (IgG, IgM), Immunoblot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86617 x2).
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: Next day
The screening test and/or blot for B. burgdorferi antibodies may be falsely negative in early stages of Lyme disease, including the period when erythema migrans is apparent.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by ticks. A screening test with high sensitivity is used as the first step in the CDC recommended algorithm. Immunoblot testing qualitatively examines, with high specificity, antibodies in a patient's specimen. Immunoblot testing is appropriate for confirming a detected screening result.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|26102B||Lyme Ab Screen||5060-9||Borrelia burgdorferi Ab|
|2976A||Progressive Lyme||20449-5||Borrelia burgdorferi Ab|
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