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31 kDa Epitope IgM, Serum

Test ID: IGX488M
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Method

Immunoblot

Specimens

Serum

Clinical Utility

The Lyme IgM 31kDa Epitope test is a qualitative immunoblot assay that determines whether the 31kDa band present on a Lyme Western Blot IgM is due toB. burgdorferispecific antibody or not.

It is known that Western blots, especially IgM, can give false positive results with some viral and bacterial infections. This test determines whether the band present at position 31 kDa on the IGeneX Lyme Western Blot IgM is specific for B. burgdorferi. Serum from the patient is tested against a Western Blot strip with fixed B. burgdorferi specific recombinant antigen fragments.

Source: https://igenex.com/disease/borrelia/#drawer-4;Accessed 27-Aug-2019.

Test Location

IGeneX, CA, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Serum

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Test period: 2-8 weeks from tick bite

Additional Information

This test kit is provided by ICL Client Care. To order a kit, or for more information, please email info@iclabs.ca or call 416-422-3000 ext 300

Stability

Ambient 7 Days
Refrigerated 30 Days

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Immunoblot

Turnaround Time

15 Days

Test Location

IGeneX, CA, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Test Version

30-Sep-2019