Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, PCR-13393

  
Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, PCR
  
13393
  
LAB13393
  
LYMEPCR
  
Borrelia burgdorferi
  

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.

  
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  

Sterile vial

  
0.5 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Sterile vial

 

  
EDTA whole blood
ACD whole blood
Synovial fluid
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Yellow ACD (A or B)

 

Sterile vial/container

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Yellow (ACD) tube

Sterile vial/container

  

CSF and synovial fluid:
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen - 90 days

Whole blood:
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Frozen - NO

  
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
  
LabCorp Burlington (138685): R-LC
  
4 days/wk
  
4 - 5 days
  

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

  
87476
  
Result 4991-6
  
04/09/2019
  
02/19/2020
  
03/09/2021