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Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Antigen With Reflex to Western Blot Blood Test

An Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Antigen With Reflex to Western Blot Blood Test aids in the diagnosis of acute and later stages of infections by Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete associated with Lyme disease.
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Test Code: 015400

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Methodology: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); reflex to Line Blot if equivocal or positive

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 7 business days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays

Description

Lyme disease is a common vector-borne disease in the US caused by B burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of infected ticks (Ixodes spp). C6 is the antigen derived from the VIsE protein, which has been shown to be both specific and highly immunogenic.

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