Lyme Confirmation of IgG/IgM by Chemiluminescent Immunoassay


Abbrev Code:LYMRGM   
Order Code:LAB8250Order Name:Lyme CONF IGG and IGM by Chemiluminescent IA
Synonyms:Borrelia Burgdoferi; B Burgdoferi
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86617 x1, 86617 x1, 86617 x2
Test Includes:Confirmation of IgG and IgM Lyme antibodies.
Turnaround Time:Performed 3x per week; results are reported the next day.
Special Instructions:Test not orderable by itself. First order Lyme Disease Antibodies with Reflex to Confirm Immunoassay (LAB6417) and if the result is Reactive or Equivocal, testing reflexes to this assay (LAB8250).


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:CSF; grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic samples; samples containing particulate matter or obvious microbial contamination.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.5 mL; 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature if within 8 days; otherwise, ship frozen on dry ice.
Stability:8 days refrigerated; frozen stability not determined, but longer than refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Liaison D) 


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-reactive
Use:This test should be used for confirmation of an equivocal or positive Borrelia burgdorferi total antibodies assay performed on patients less than 4 weeks after appearance of erythema migrans.


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