Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Peptide Antibodies, Total by ELISA (CSF)
0051046
 
Ordering Recommendation
Use in conjunction with positive serologic testing for the workup of suspected acute Lyme neuroborreliosis. Do not order in the absence of clinical symptoms.
Mnemonic
C6 PEP CSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Tue
Reported
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 3 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.  
Remarks
Indicate source on test requisition.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 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

The detection of antibodies of Borrelia burgdorferi in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86618
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051046C6 Peptide CSF
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Cross References
  • Borrelia afzeli
  • Borrelia garinii
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease C6 Peptide Ab CSF ELISA