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
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
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||96056-7|
- Borrelia anserina
- Borrelia coriaceae
- Borrelia hermsii
- Borrelia lonestari
- Borrelia miyamotoi
- Borrelia parkeri
- Borrelia recurrentis
- Borrelia theileri
- Borrelia turicatae
- Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever