LYME DISEASE (Borrelia spp) DNA, QUALITATIVE, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 1.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: ACD solution B (yellow-top)

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-5 days
Test CodeLYMPB
CPT-4 Code (s)
87476
LOINC Codes
Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qualitative, Blood:   32667-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory