Tick testing for Borrelia species is not recommended for Lyme disease investigation. For standalone tick identification, refer to Parasite Examination, Macroscopic (2007361).
New York DOH Approval Status
Full intact tick, dead
Transport tick in 70 percent ethanol in a sterile container. (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||10644-3|
- Lyme Disease
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.