Lyme Disease, Serum, Western Blot (DO NOT USE)

We are required to report positive results for this test to the CDC.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Lyme disease is a common vector-borne disease in the U.S. caused by Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted through the bite of infected ticks. It may become a chronic disease involving the skin (rash), joints (arthritis), central nervous system, and heart. The disease responds to antibiotic therapy. In early disease, a negative result does not exclude the diagnosis and response may be blunted by antibiotics. Provides both IgM and IgG Western blot results. The sensitivity of a Western blot assay by itself is not sufficient to assess Lyme infection adequately.