4 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), whole blood, or synovial fluid
Sterile plastic container (CSF, synovial fluid), lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or yellow-top (ACD) tube
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.
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.
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
|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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