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LYME Anitibody Western Blot CONFIRMATION

 
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Description
 

CPT Code(s)

86618

Includes

If Lyme Disease Antibody Screen is Equivocal or Positive, Lyme Disease Antibodies (IgG, IgM), Immunoblot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86617 x2).

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA) • Reflex: Immunoblot (IB)

Reference Range(s)

≤0.90Negative
0.91-1.09Equivocal
≥1.10Positive

Clinical Significance

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by ticks. EIA is the screening test with high sensitivity for antibody detection. Immunoblot testing qualitatively examines with high specificity antibodies in a patient's specimen. Immunoblot testing is appropriate for confirming a detected EIA test result.

Alternative Name(s)

Borrelia burgdorferi


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