LYME DIS IGM AB WESTERN BLOT

Code
900.2650
Name
LYME DIS IGM AB WESTERN BLOT
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Lyme borreliosis IgM; Borrelia burgdorferi IgM Antibody by Western Blot
CPT Codes
86617
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
28198
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

0.5 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Western Blot

Clinical Significance

Western blot assay for the qualitative detection of human IgM antibody to individual proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi in human serum. Intended for use in testing human serum samples, which have been found positive or equivocal using an EIA test procedure to provide supportive evidence of infection with B. burgdorferi.

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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