Lymes DNA, CSF

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 2:23:30 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL CSF in a sterile vial
1.0 mL Synovial Fluid in a sterile vial
Collection Instructions: If multiple Fluid or CSF test are being requested please specify order of importance
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL CSF or Synovial Fluid
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance: The diagnosis of Lyme disease is most often made by clinical examination combined with evidence of tick bite or exposure in endemic areas. Amplification of Borrelia genomic DNA from blood, fluids or tissues can support the diagnosis.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 5 to 8 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: LYMD
EPIC Test Code: LAB2723
Send Out Test Code: 15564
Alternate Test Names: Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qual, Synovial Fl; Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qualitative, CSF; Lymes DNA by PCR (CSF)
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87801

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