FBBAB - Specimen: Lyme Disease Antibody Index for CNS Infection

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Test Name

Test ID: FBBAB    
Lyme Disease Antibody Index for CNS Infection

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Requires Serum AND CSF


Draw blood in a red-top tube(s) (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and submit 2 mL refrigerate serum.


Collect 2 mL CSF in a sterile plastic vial and submit refrigerate.


Note:    Serum and CSF must be drawn within 24 hours of each other.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

1 mL serum AND 1 mL CSF

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Serum and CSF

Anticoagulants other than











Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 7 days
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 7 days