IGeneX Western Blot Lyme Test (IgG)

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Certain lab tests may come back in the "normal" range. Reference ranges do not always mean "optimal." Patients may still experience symptoms in the "normal" range. It is important to speak with a qualified health practitioner regarding normal vs optimal.
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Lyme Western Blot IgG

The Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative immunoassay in which antibodies specific to the B. burgdorferi antigens on a membrane strip are visualized. It is a qualitative test and is generally more sensitive and specific than the ELISA and IFA tests. In early or late stage of the disease when antibody levels are very low, western Blot can be positive whereas ELISA and IFA tests can be negative. This test must be used if the Lyme IgG/IgM antibody serology or Lyme IgG/IgA/IgM IFA is positive or equivocal.

The IgG Western Blot is an immunoassay and qualitative test in which antibodies are visualized. The IgG antibody is typically present a few months following initial infection.

Clinical Significance:

The Lyme Western Blot IgG is a sensitive indicator of an exposure to B. burgdorferi. IgG antibody is typically present a few months following the initial infection. Lyme Western Blot IgG must be performed on any sample with positive or equivocal result for Lyme IgG/IgM antibody serology or Lyme IgG/IgA/IgM IFA.

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