Test ID: ZG122
Component(s): Z0478 Lyme (B. burgdorferi) PCR, Z0477 Source
CPT code: 87476
Specimen Type: Sterile container (CSF,synovial fld)
Frequency: 4 – 5 days
Instructions: Sterile container (CSF,synovial fld), Ambient. Min 0.2 mL.
Text: 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.
Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)