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Tick Identification with Reflex to Borrelia Species by PCR (Lyme Disease)
2006502
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
TICK ID
Methodology
Qualitative Microscopy/Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Full intact tick, dead  
Specimen Preparation
Transport tick in 70 percent ethanol in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 tick) Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated  
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry specimens. Preservative other than 70 percent ethanol.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data


Note
If tick identification is positive, then reflex testing will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87168; if reflexed, add 87801
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006503Tick Id w/Reflex to Borrelia spp by PCR
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Aliases
  • Lyme Disease

Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.