BORRELIA BURGDORFERI AB, TOTAL BY ELISA, CSF
- BORRELIA BURGDORFERI AB, TOTAL BY ELISA, CSF
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- Lyme Disease Antibodies; Total; by ELISA; CSF
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
- Transport Info
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
0.99 LIV or less: Negative - Antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi not detected.
1.00-1.20 LIV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.21 LIV or greater: Positive - Probable presence of antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi detected.
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Current CDC recommendations for the serologic diagnosis of Lyme Disease are to screen with a polyvalent EIA test and confirm equivocal and positive results with Western Blot. Both IgM and IgG Western Blots should be performed on samples less than 8 weeks after appearance of erythema migrans. Only IgG Western Blot should be performed on samples greater than 8 weeks after the disease onset. IgM Western Blot in the chronic stage is not recommended and does not aid in the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis or chronic Lyme disease. Please submit requests for appropriate Western Blot testing within 10 days. Note: Once this test is performed, if: a) Negative - no further testing is done b) Positive or equivocal - Western blot testing will be performed on the original sample upon receiving a request; sample will be held for 30 days only.