Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgM

Reference Range

  • Negative: Relapsing Fever Borrelia specific IgM antibodies not detected.    

Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG

Reference Range

  • Negative: Relapsing Fever Borrelia specific IgG antibodies not detected.    

Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG

Clinical Significance

The Relapsing Fever (TBRF) Western Blot is a sensitive indicator of an exposure to Relapsing Fever Borrelia. The TBRF Western Blot should be performed on patients with Lyme-like symptoms but negative on all Lyme tests.

Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG

Limitations

  1. Patients with negative results should be re-tested using a fresh specimen after six weeks if clinical symptoms persist.
  2. The results of this test must be interpreted based on patient's clinical history and other laboratory results.

Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG

Ordering Information

  • Specimen: Serum - minimum volume 0.5 ml
  • Container: SST (Serum Separator Tube) OR Leak-proof tube
  • Collection and Shipping Instructions: See Serum and Whole Blood Samples- Collection & Shipping Instructions

Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG

Test Offered

Test# 585 RF Western Blot IgM** CPT Code 86619
Test# 595 RF Western Blot IgG** CPT Code 86619
Relapsing Fever Western Blot IgG and IgM are part of the following Test Panels:
Test Panel# 8015 Basic Relapsing Fever Panel**
Test Panel# 8025 Initial Relapsing Fever Panel**
Test Panel# 8035 Complete Relapsing Fever Panel**
Test Panel# 8045 Complete Relapsing Fever Panel with Urine**
Test Panel# 8055 NN Special Borrelia Panel**
Test Panel# 6060 Basic Borreliosis Panel**
Test Panel# 6070 Complete Borreliosis Panel**
Test Panel# 6090 Super Borreliosis Panel**

**Test/Panels are not yet available for New York Residents.