|Mnemonic: ||[LYME PCR]|
|Name: ||Lyme (Borrelia species DNA Detection) by PCR|
|Specimen: || Submit 1 mL CSF, synovial fluid, serum or EDTA plasma in a sterile container. Serum separator tubes are acceptable.|
A skin punch biopsy must be snap frozen immediately and sent on dry ice. Specimen source information is required.
Heparinized samples are unacceptable. Leaking or nonsterile containers are unacceptable.
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0055570|
| Method: ||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
|Note: ||This test is not recommended as a primary screen for Lyme disease. Refer to: Lyme Antibody Screen with Confirmation.|
|Processing Info: ||See ARUP web site for additional processing information.|