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Relapsing Fever Borrelia Species by PCR
3000010
Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose relapsing fever caused by various Borrelia species during the symptomatic phase of infection.

Mnemonic
RFBPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 week 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
This test is designed to detect but not differentiate the nucleic acid from B. hermsii, B. miyamotoi, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae. Additional less-frequently encountered relapsing fever Borrelia species may also be detected, including B. coriaceae, B. theileri, B. lonestari, and B. anserina. A result of "Detected" indicates the presence of nucleic acid from any one of these species in the specimen.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3000011Relapsing Fever Borrelia Source31208-2
3000012Relapsing Fever Borrelia by PCR
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Aliases
  • Borrelia anserina
  • Borrelia coriaceae
  • Borrelia hermsii
  • Borrelia lonestari
  • Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Borrelia parkeri
  • Borrelia theileri
  • Borrelia turicatae
  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever