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​Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) Total Antibodies (IgG & IgM)

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendation​

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
​Required Volume

  • Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
  • (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)

    ​Stability/Storage
    • ​Refrigerate if blood cannot be transported or separated immediately
    • Blood must be spun (gel) or serum removed from cells (red) within six (6) hours of collection
    • Refrigerate serum up to 72 hours; then ship on ice pack
    • After 72 hours, freeze serum 10°C or colder, then ship on dry ice

    Grounds for Rejection​

    Testing Information​ ​

    Availability​
    • ​Shipped weekdays to Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina
    Testing Site​
    • Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina
    Results Reporting​
    ​Clinical Interpretation
    SHR LIS Test Code​
    • ​RLYME (For Laboratory Use Only)

     

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    Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-963 v1

    Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2019 |
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