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Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies Blood Test, IgG and IgM

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The Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies (IgG & IgM) Blood Test detects antibodies against Borrelia miyamotoi, aiding in the diagnosis of this tick-borne illness, especially in individuals with Lyme disease-like symptoms.


Test Code:


CPT Code(s):



Immunoassay (IA)




No special preparation is required.

Test Results:

6-8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

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What is the purpose of this test?

The Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies (IgG, IgM) Blood Test is a diagnostic test that is used to detect the presence of antibodies that may indicate an infection with the Borrelia Miyamotoi bacteria. This bacteria is a newly recognized member of the Borrelia family and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease is the disease caused by this bacteria, which is known to cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. 

The test is designed to detect the presence of two types of antibodies produced by the immune system in response to bacteria: Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Immunoglobulin M (IgM). IgM antibodies appear first in response to an infection, while IgG antibodies take longer to develop but persist in the body for a longer time. 

A positive result for IgM antibodies may indicate a current or recent infection with the bacteria, while a positive result for IgG antibodies may indicate a past infection. A negative result may suggest that the person has not been exposed to the bacteria or has not yet developed antibodies. However, it is important to note that a negative result does not necessarily indicate the absence of infection, as it can take several weeks for the antibodies to develop. 

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for the interpretation of test results, as well as for diagnosis and treatment of Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease. The test is not used to diagnose the disease on its own and should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic tests and clinical evaluation.

Benefits of the Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies (IgG, IgM) Blood Test:

  1. Accurate Diagnosis: It helps accurately diagnose Borrelia miyamotoi infection, which presents symptoms similar to Lyme disease but requires different treatment approaches.
  2. Timely Treatment: Early detection allows for prompt initiation of appropriate treatment, which can help prevent complications and improve outcomes.
  3. Distinguishing from Lyme Disease: It helps differentiate Borrelia miyamotoi infection from Lyme disease, guiding clinicians to choose the most effective treatment regimen based on the specific pathogen.
  4. Preventing Misdiagnosis: By confirming the presence of Borrelia miyamotoi antibodies, the test helps prevent misdiagnosis of other conditions with similar symptoms, ensuring patients receive appropriate care.

When should I order a Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies (IgG, IgM) Blood Test?

You may want to consider getting a Borrelia Miyamotoi Antibodies (IgG, IgM) Blood Test if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, and fatigue 
  • Muscle or joint pain 
  • Skin rash 
  • Swollen lymph nodes 
  • Neurological symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating 
  • Nausea and vomiting 

It is important to note that these symptoms can be associated with various illnesses, so it is always best to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if testing is necessary.

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