Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR-994

Relapsing fever Borrelia species by PCR
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

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

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion, 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting


Lavender (EDTA), 4mL


Refrigerated (preferred) – 5 days

Ambient – 24 hours

Frozen – 1 week

  • Serum or plasma specimen
  • Heparinized specimen
ARUP (3000010) via LabCorp (009985): R-NX
1 - 3 days

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Not detected