Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Peptide Antibodies, Total by ELISA
0051044
Ordering Recommendation
First-line serologic screening test for suspected Lyme disease. Positive or equivocal results must be confirmed with a Western blot.
Mnemonic
C6 PEP
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Tue
Reported
1-8 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Remove serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
CSF. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
0.90 LI or less:  Negative - C6 peptide antibody to B. burgdorferi not detected.
0.91 - 1.09 LI:  Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.10 LI or greater: Positive - C6 peptide antibody to B. burgdorferi detected.  
Interpretive Data
LI-Lyme Index  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86618
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0051044Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Pep Abs, ELISA38173-1
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Aliases
  • Borrelia afzeli
  • Borrelia garinii
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease C6 Peptide Ab, ELISA