Lyme DNA PCR, QL Miscellaneous

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Specimen Requirements:
Preferred Specimen(s)
1 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or
1 mL CSF or synovial fluid collected in a sterile leak-proof container

Alternative Specimen(s)
Whole blood collected in: ACD (yellow-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Whole blood: EDTA (lavender-top) tube
CSF or synovial fluid: Sterile leak-proof container

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria

Analytical Time: 3-6 days

Days Set Up: Monday – Saturday

CPT Information:
87801 –

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