Borrelia Species by PCR (Lyme Disease), Tick
2006297
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
LYME TICK
Methodology
Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Example Reports
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Deer tick 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer one deer tick in 70 percent ethanol or in wet tissue to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87801
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006298Borrelia spp DNA Detection, RT-PCR, Tick42236-0
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Aliases

Performed at Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.