Borrelia Species DNA Detection by PCR (Lyme Disease)

Abbrev Code:LYMPCR   
Order Code:LAB3600Order Name:Lyme Disease DNA Detection by PCR
Synonyms:Lyme Disease by PCR; Tick Born Disease
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87476 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF, Synovial Fluid, Tissue
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood; 1 mL CSF or synovial fluid
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood; 0.5 mL CSF or synovial fluid
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens, tissues received at room temperature or refrigerated.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Blood: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum serum or plasma.
CSF or synovial fluid: Aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL into sterile container. 
Tissue: Skin punch biopsy must be snap frozen immediately.Specimen source is required. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Plasma, serum, CSF or synovial fluid: 8 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated; 1 year frozen. Tissue is stable 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:55570

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