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Test ID: ZH206

Lyme Disease PCR-Mayo

  • CPT Code: 87476
  • LOINC:
  • Specimen Type: EDTA
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Fri; Analytic time1 day
  • Instructions: 1ml whole blood from Lavender top tube, refrigerated. Min 0.5mL.
  • Text: Confirmation of active Lyme disease Monitoring Lyme disease treatment PCR testing should be limited to patients with a positive, or at least anequivocal, serologic test for antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi, mayonii, garinii or afzelii. Lyme disease is a multisystem and multistage infection caused by 3 species of tick-borne spirochetes in the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genogroup. These spirochetes include Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (North America and Western Europe), Borrelia afzelii (Central and WesternEurope and Russia), and Borrelia garinii (Europe, Russia, and northern Asia). Endemic areas for Lyme disease in the United States correspond with the distribution of 2 tick species, Ixodes dammini (Northeastern andUpper Midwestern US) and Ixodes pacificus (West Coast US). In Europe, Ixodes ricinus transmits the spirochete.
  • Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

 

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