Borrelia Species by PCR (Lyme Disease)
0055570
Ordering Recommendation
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.
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Mnemonic
LYMEPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
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.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
All Others:
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87476
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051048Borrelia Species Source
0055570Borrelia Species DNA Detection by PCR
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Cross References
  • B. burgdorferi DNA detection
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease PCR
  • Tick Borne Disease