BORRELIA BURGDORFERI DNA (PCR)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Specimen source required.

Alternate Specimen
Synovial fluid, Skin punch biopsy, EDTA Plasma, Serum (Red-top)

Rejection Criteria
Lipemic or heparinized

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 1 year
Skin punch biopsy: Freeze immediately in sterile screw-capped plastic container

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeBSPCR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87476
LOINC Codes
Borrella Species DNA Detection by PCR   4991-6  
Borrelia Species Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory