LYME ABS TOTAL REFLEX WST.BLOT

Code
900.2624
Name
LYME ABS TOTAL REFLEX WST.BLOT
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme borreliosis
CPT Codes
86618; If indicated, add 86617x2
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
28196
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

0.5 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated 48 Hours

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See report

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Western Blot (WB)

Clinical Significance

Lyme Disease is caused by infection with the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick of the Ixodid species. It is a systemic disease with variable manifestations, including dermatologic, rheumatologic, neurologic, and cardiac abnormalities. The varying clinical manifestations, coupled with the difficulty in confirming the diagnosis in many patients, have led to some misconceptions about Lyme Disease. In most cases, Lyme Disease is easily treated and does not progress to the chronic stage.

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