Diagnose relapsing fever caused by various Borrelia species during the symptomatic phase of infection.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).
Transport 1 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Serum or plasma. Heparinized specimens.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 week
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
This test is designed to detect but not differentiate the nucleic acid from B. hermsii, B. miyamotoi, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae. Additional less-frequently encountered relapsing fever Borrelia species may also be detected, including B. recurrentis, B. coriaceae, B. theileri, B. lonestari, and B. anserina. A result of "Detected" indicates the presence of nucleic acid from any one of these species in the specimen.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000011||Relapsing Fever Borrelia Source||31208-2|
|3000012||Relapsing Fever Borrelia by PCR|
- Borrelia anserina
- Borrelia coriaceae
- Borrelia hermsii
- Borrelia lonestari
- Borrelia miyamotoi
- Borrelia parkeri
- Borrelia recurrentis
- Borrelia theileri
- Borrelia turicatae
- Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever