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Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Peptide Antibodies, Total by ELISA
0051044
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First-line serologic screening test for suspected Lyme disease. Positive or equivocal results must be confirmed by immunoblot.

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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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: 0.15 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