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Borrelia burgdorferi, infected tick

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code
Test group Borrelia burgdorferi
Performed by Sonoma Public Health Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Collection Instructions The tick recovered from the bitten patient should be wrapped in moist gauze or paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag or lidded jar so that it cannot dry out (drying destroys the antigens). The tick is mailed in a container approved for biological materials to: Sonoma Public Health Laboratory, 3313 Chanate Road, Rm. 214, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707-565-4711.
Container type See collection instructions
Sample type Tick
Processing notes Sonoma Public Health Laboratory requires a purchase order.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Relapsing fever; Borreliosis; Lyme disease
Stability The moist tick and its contents are stable for 1 month at room temperature
Additional information Organisms can be demonstrated by staining the contents of the tick gut with antibodies directed against the organism in an IFA assay.
Last Updated 8/12/2009 2:26:52 PM
Entry Number 140
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