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Test Catalog

Test ID: ELYMI    
Lyme Disease European Immunoblot, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.

 

If antibody screen is positive or equivocal, then this test will be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Ordering Guidance

Patients who are suspected to have Lyme disease who have not traveled to Europe should be tested by the LYME / Lyme Disease Serology, Serum assay for detection of antibodies specifically to Borrelia burgdorferi, the most common agent of Lyme disease in North America.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Only orderable as a reflex. For more information see ELYME / Lyme Disease European Antibody Screen, Serum.

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric: 0.5 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Heat-inactivated specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)10 days
 Frozen 14 days