Borrelia Species DNA, Qualitative Miscellaneous

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3288
  • Soft Test Code:
  • BSDNA
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 15777
Alternate Names
  • BORRELIA SP DNA, QL RT-PCR
  • Borrelia Species DNA Real Time PCR, Qualitative, M
  • Borreliosis
  • Lyme
  • Tick borne
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL CSF, collected in a sterile, leak proof container
or
1.0 mL Synovial fluid, collected in a sterile, leak proof container
or
1.0 mL Whole Blood in a Yellow Top Tube - ACD

TransportAndStorage

48 hours Ambient

7 days Refrigerated

30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Not detected


Methodology:
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical

Coding & Compliance

CDM

00917722


CPT Coding

87801