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Test ID: CLYME    
Lyme Disease Serology, Spinal Fluid

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

CSF

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.

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial          

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information:

1. When this test is ordered, serum and spinal fluid are recommended. In addition to this test, order LYME / Lyme Disease Serology, Serum under a separate order number. The serum specimen is used to aid interpretation of spinal fluid results. If the spinal fluid result is positive, the serum specimen will determine if spinal fluid results are real or due to blood leaking into the spinal fluid.

2. This test is not available for specimens originating in New York.

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.

0.3 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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 14 days