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Lyme (Borrelia species DNA Detection) by PCR

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.