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Test Catalog

Test ID: PBORR    
Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm

-Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Ordering Guidance

This assay does not detect Borrelia miyamotoi. If infection with this organism is suspected, order BMIYB / Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Blood or BMIYC / Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Spinal Fluid.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as spinal fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as synovial fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Tissue (fresh only)

Sources: Skin or synovial biopsy

Container/Tube: Sterile container with normal saline

Specimen Volume: Approximately 4 mm(3)

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit only fresh tissue.

2. Skin biopsies:

a. Wash biopsy site with an antiseptic soap. Thoroughly rinse area with sterile water. Do not use alcohol or iodine preparations. A local anesthetic may be used.

b. Biopsy specimens are best taken by punch biopsy to include full thickness of dermis.

3. Label specimen with source of tissue.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Spinal Fluid, Synovial Fluid: 0.3 mL
Tissue: NA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days