What we test

Borrelia Burgdorferi Serology

This test looks for antibodies to the Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. These antibodies may appear when you have come in contact with the Lyme disease bacterium which is transmitted by a bite from an infected deer tick also known as the black-legged tick. If the test is positive, an additional test, called a Western Blot, more specific for Lyme disease, is automatically performed to help diagnosis of Lyme disease.

This blood test measures:

The Lyme disease spiral bacterium (spirochete) is known as Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme IgM and IgG antibody persist for many years, even after successful treatment.

The Lyme disease spiral bacterium (spirochete) is known as Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme IgM and IgG antibody persist for many years, even after successful treatment.

Test instructions

Download and print your pathology form from your i-screen dashboard.

Take your form to one of our affiliated collection centres to have your sample taken.

You do not need to fast for this blood test.

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