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Lyme Disease DNA, Qualitative

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method RT-PCR
Container type
Blood Lavender top
CSF/Synovial fluid Sterile container
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood or fluid
Sample type EDTA Whole blood, CSF or synovial fluid
Preferred volume 1 mL blood or fluid
Min. Volume 0.5 mL blood or fluid
Processing notes Refrigerate whole blood samples, send to CB refrigerated. order Quest code 15777.

Freeze CSF/Synovial fluid samples, send to CB frozen. Order Quest code 15564
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Frozen blood sample received
Normal range Not detected
Synonyms Borreliosis; Borrelia burgdorferi
Stability Blood: Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 1 week

Fluid: Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information The diagnosis of Lyme disease is most often made by clinical examination combinaed with evidence of tick bite or exposure in endemic areas. Amplification of Borrelia genomic DNA from blood or fluids can support the diagnosis.
CPT coding 87081-90
Last Updated 7/6/2015 8:34:28 AM
Entry Number 1615
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