Qualitative Microscopy/Qualitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Full intact tick, dead
Transport tick in 70 percent ethanol in an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 tick)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated
Dry specimens. Preservative other than 70 percent ethanol.
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
If tick identification result is positive for Ixodes scapularis (Deer Tick), I. pacificus (Western Black-legged Tick), I. angustus, or an Ixodes species with head and mouth parts missing (probably I. pacificus OR scapularis), then reflex testing will be added. Additional charges apply.
87168; if reflexed, add 87801
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2006503||Tick Id w/Reflex to Borrelia spp by PCR|
- Lyme Disease
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.