BORRELIA BURGDORFERI BY PCR

LAB3711

Collect

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR CSF, synovial fluid or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, CSF or synovial fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
All Others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 year

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reported

1-4 days

Synonyms

  • Lyme Disease by PCR
  • LAB3711
  • LYMEPCR

Ordering Recommendations

Not a first-line test for Lyme disease. May be useful if strong suspicion of Lyme disease persists in spite of persistent negative serologic testing.

CPT Codes

87476
Collection

LAB3711

Collect

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or serum separator tube. OR CSF, synovial fluid or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, CSF or synovial fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
All Others: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 year

Remarks

Specimen source required.
Ordering

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reported

1-4 days

Synonyms

  • Lyme Disease by PCR
  • LAB3711
  • LYMEPCR

Ordering Recommendations

Not a first-line test for Lyme disease. May be useful if strong suspicion of Lyme disease persists in spite of persistent negative serologic testing.
Result Interpretation
Administrative

CPT Codes

87476

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