|Test||TICK PANEL PCR and LYME SEROLOGY (with reflex to ImmunoBlot)|
|Methodology||PCR, Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA), and ImmunoBlot (if indicated)|
|Description||Useful for the detection of serum antibodies (IgM and IgG) to Borrelia burgdorferi.
Clinical assay intended to detect the presence of Babesia and Anaplasma species in whole blood specimens.
If screening test is positive or equivocal, the test will automatically be referred for "Lyme Disease Antibody, Confirmation, Serum" testing at an additional charge.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.
Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Send entire tube (1mL minimum ) of EDTA whole blood refrigerated.
|Reference Values||See individual test codes.|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Lyme Antibody: Monday-Friday; Lyme Immunoblot: Monday, Thursday (varies)|
86617 × 2 ImmunoBlot if indicated
86618 Lyme Antibody
87798 × 2 Babesia/Anaplasma PCR