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188 Lyme Western Blot IgM, Serum

Test ID: 188LWBM
Orderable by Ontario ND

Test

Method

Western Blot

Specimens

Serum

Clinical Utility

The Lyme Western Blot IgM is a very sensitive indicator of exposure toB. burgdorferi. It may be positive as early as 1 week after a tick bite. This test will usually remain positive for six to eight weeks after initial exposure and in some patients will remain positive for a very long time. Re-exposure will also cause this test to be positive for a brief period of time. For the testing to be complete, it is preferable that the IgM western blot be run along with the IgG western blot.

Source: https://igenex.com/disease/borrelia/#drawer-3; Accessed 27-Aug-2019.

Test Location

IGeneX, CA, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Specimen

Specimens

Serum

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

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Performance / Interpretation

Method

Western Blot

Turnaround Time

10 Days

Sample Reports

Test Location

IGeneX, CA, USA

Test Version

30-Sep-2019

Interface / Setup

Sample Reports

Test Version

30-Sep-2019