Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) antibodies
IgG and IgM

Container: Serum gold top

Sample type: Clotted blood sample

Test name: Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) antibodies
IgG and IgM a.k.a. Lymes disease

Condition / Indication: Eythema migrans, Lyme disease

Special precautions & notes: IgG antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi are detectable in the majority of patients from 6 weeks after the onset of symptoms. A proportion of patients may produce detectable levels of antibody earlier. Date of onset plus clinical details supporting a diagnosis of infection must be supplied or specimens will not be tested

Sample required: Serum

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number

Container: Serum gold top

Ideal volume (mL): 370µL

Discipline: Virology

Section: Automated serology

Turnaround time: 3 days


Liaison Automated serology testing