TICKS - Overview: Tick-Borne Disease Antibodies Panel, Serum

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Test Name

Test ID: TICKS    
Tick-Borne Disease Antibodies Panel, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of the most common tick-borne diseases found in the United States, including Lyme disease, human monocytic and granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis


Evaluation of patients with a history of, or suspected, tick exposure who are presenting with fever, myalgia, headache, nausea, and other nonspecific symptoms

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
EHRCEhrlichia Chaffeensis (HME) Ab, IgGYesYes
ANAPAnaplasma phagocytophilum Ab, IgG,SYesYes
BABGBabesia microti IgG Ab, SYesYes
LYMELyme Disease Serology, SYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
LYWBLyme Disease Ab, Immunoblot, SYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Lyme disease screen is positive or equivocal, then the Lyme disease antibody confirmation (by Western blot) will be performed at an additional charge.


See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

EHRC, ANAP, BABG: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

LYME: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

LYWB: Western Blot

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Tick-Borne Ab Panel, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Babesia microti
Borrelia burgdorferi
E. chaffeensis
Ehrlichia chaffeensis
Ehrlichiosis Serology
HME (Ehrlichia chaffeensis)
Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE)
Lyme Disease
Tick-Borne Diseases
Western Blot Assay
Anaplasma phagocytophilum