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Borrelia burgdorferi serology (Lyme disease)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,

Provide specific travel and exposure history, please state if history of tick bite, provide details of symptoms including onset dates.

NB Failure to provide relevant information may result in sample being rejected


Turnaround Time: 5-7 working days

Detection of IgG and/or IgM antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, as appropriate according to the clinical information given

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Porton