LYME - Overview: Lyme Disease Serology, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LYME    
Lyme Disease Serology, Serum

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

Diagnosing Lyme disease


As a sensitive screening (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test for Lyme disease

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

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

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Lyme disease serology is positive, then 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 Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

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

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

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


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

Lyme Disease Serology, S

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

Lyme C6 Peptide Assay
Borrelia burgdorferi
B. burgdorferi