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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Deer tick

Specimen Preparation

Transfer one deer tick in 70 percent ethanol to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens submitted in formalin.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

By Report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87801

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006298 Borrelia spp DNA Detection, RT-PCR, Tick 42236-0
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Aliases
Borrelia Species by PCR (Lyme Disease), Tick

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.