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Test Catalog

Test ID: PBORB    
Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

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

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

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.

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

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

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

0.3 mL

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

Gross hemolysis OK

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
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days