What color tube do you use for Lyme disease?

What color tube do you use for Lyme disease?

ORDERING INFORMATION: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2629 Geisinger Epic ID: 37734
Specimen type: Serum
Preferred collection container: 3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Alternate Collection Container: 6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube

What does a gold top blood test for?

Microbiology/virology tests. The yellow blood bottle can be used to test for a wide variety of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections including HIV and viral hepatitis.

What is the best blood test for Lyme disease?

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. The test used most often to detect Lyme disease, ELISA detects antibodies to B. burgdorferi.

What are the test results for Lyme disease?

Positive: Antibody to B. burgdorferi presumptively detected. Per current recommendation, the result cannot be further interpreted without supplemental Western Blot testing. Negative: Lyme WB IGG: Less than 5 of 10 significant bands or no bands present.

When to use a western blot for Lyme disease?

LYME AB WITH CONFIRMATION, WESTERN BLOT. A Lyme IgM test should be used for patients with signs and symptoms that are consistent with Lyme disease. Patients with early infection produce IgM antibodies during the first few weeks after onset of the classical rash (erythema migrans) and produce IgG antibodies more slowly.

How to draw whole blood for tick panel PCR?

Lavender Top Tube ( EDTA) – Send whole blood in EDTA lavender top tube. 1. Draw blood in either a Red Top Tube or Serum Separator Tube. 2. Spin down and remove from clot and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated. 3. Draw 1 lavender top ( EDTA) and send whole blood specimen.

What’s the best way to collect a Lyme specimen?

Centrifuge and submit 0.5 mL serum. Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature (stable 8 hours) and frozen specimens also acceptable. Room temperature: 8 hours. 2-8°C: 7 days. Frozen: 6 months. Specimen stability exceeded; specimen grossly hemolyzed.