Lyme Disease, CSF
CSF, Reflex Immunoblot, Reflex Intrathecal Antibody Production Index with Interpretation, MAYO: CLYME, EPIC: LAB6608, SOFT: XLYMC
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: CSF in a sterile collection container.
Transport specimen to the Laboratory for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) CSF in a sterile container immediately after collection and prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL CSF, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester, MN.
Monday - Friday.
Report available in 2-5 days.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)/Immunoblot.
86618x1: Lyme Disease Serology.
86617x2: Lyme Disease Immunoblot (if necessary).
MAYO: CLYME, EPIC: LAB6608, SOFT: XLYMC
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