Tick testing for Borrelia species is not recommended for Lyme disease investigation.
Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
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.
Specimens submitted in formalin.
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2006298||Borrelia spp DNA Detection, RT-PCR, Tick||42236-0|
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.