Tick Identification with Reflex to Borrelia Species by PCR (Lyme Disease)
2006502
Ordering Recommendation
Submit With Order
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.
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)  
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 87476
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2006503Tick Id w/Reflex to Borrelia spp by PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Cross References
  • Lyme Disease
Performed at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.