Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR-994

  
Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  

Diagnose relapsing fever caused by various Borrelia species during the symptomatic phase of infection.

This test is designed to detect but not differentiate the nucleic acid from B. hermsii, B. miyamotoi, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae. Additional less-frequently encountered relapsing fever Borrelia species may also be detected, including  B. recurrentis, B. coriaceae, B. theileri, B. lonestari, and B. anserina. A result of "Detected" indicates the presence of nucleic acid from any one of these species in the specimen.

  
EDTA whole blood
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Transfer whold blood to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  2. Label transport tube with patient identfication and specimen type (EDTA whole blood)
  3. Freeze
  

Refrigerated (preferred) – 5 days

Ambient – 24 hours

Frozen – 1 week

 

  
ARUP (3000010) via LabCorp (009985): R-NX
  
1 - 3 days from receipt at performing laboratory
  

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  

Not detected

  
87798
  
04/12/2021
  
04/13/2021