Lyme serology (borreliosis)


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Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube) or

EDTA blood (purple cap, 4 mL tube)

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications


Test information

  • IgG / IgM EIA

These samples will only be tested if accompanied with details of the area of travel, clinical presentation and date of tick bite. Sample will only be stored is relevant clinical details are not provided.

Reference range


Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627