Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, Real-time PCR

CPT: 87476
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Borrelia burgdorferi

Use

This assay is intended to be used as an aid to the diagnosis of infections caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease in the United States. It is not intended to be used for testing patients suspected of acquiring Lyme disease outside of the US.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), whole blood, or synovial fluid

Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Container

Sterile plastic container (CSF, synovial fluid), lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Storage Instructions

CSF and synovial fluid are stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days. Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138685 Lyme (B. burgdorferi) PCR 4991-6 139155 Lyme (B. burgdorferi) PCR 4991-6

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