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Lyme Disease (Borrelia Burgdorferi) by PCR, Serum or Plasma

Mnemonic

LYME PCR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma: One 5 mL lavender (EDTA) or gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Centrifuge specimen and remove serum or plasma before transport.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (55570)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87476

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:37:23 PM


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