What is the Lyme Western Blot test?
This blood test consists of a Western Blot for Lyme Disease IgG and IgM antibodies.
Why is the Lyme Western Blot test important?
The Lyme Western Blot is a confirmatory test that confirms the presence of Lyme disease in someone who has a positive screening Lyme Disease test.
Which Lyme test should I get?
Typically, the Lyme Western Blot is only run if the screening test (the Lyme Disease Test) is positive. Some people order both the Lyme Disease Test and the Lyme Western Blot for added confirmation of their test results.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Lyme Western Blot is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.