Borrelia Species DNA, Qualitative, Miscellaneous

Last Modified: 9/20/2022 12:43:50 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA
1 mL CSF or synovial fluid collected in a sterile, leak-proof container
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Received frozen
Reference Range: Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance: The diagnosis of Borreliosis 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: 1 to 3 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 15777
Alternate Test Names: Borrelia Species DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR, M; Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qualitative, Real; Lyme Disease DNA, Qualitative; Lyme, Borreliosis, Tick borne
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87801

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