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

Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

Specimen Requirement​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum
    (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
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

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

Testing Information​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-963 v1

Last Modified: Friday, September 27, 2019 |
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