Test Catalog

Test

Code
U920
Name
TICK BORNE PANEL PCR
Description
Also known as: U920, TICK-BORNE PANEL
Orderable Code: U920
Test Contains (LOINC): Borrelia burgdorferi (32667-8) Borrelia mayonii (no LOINC) Borrelia miyamotoi (no LOINC) Babesia duncani (no LOINC) Babesia microti (21089-8) A. phagocytophilum (30039-2) Ehrlichia ewingii (48865-0) Ehrlichia chaffeensis (27994-3) Rickettsia spp. (53608-6) Specimen (no LOINC)
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Preferred Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Sample Volume: 4.0 mL
Minimal Sample Volume: 1.0 mL minimum, does not allow for repeat testing
Handling Instructions
Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Client Transport Temperature:Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 3 Days; Refrigerated: 2 Weeks; Frozen: 1 Month
Unsuitable Specimen: Heparinized specimens.
Frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 5 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab: SRL
Referral Lab Code: U920
CPT: 87476, 87478, 87469, 87468, 87484, 87798 x 4
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Testing for Lyme disease (Borrelia spp.) by PCR in blood specimens should be performed in conjunction with recommended serologic tests.
Compliance Statement: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Sonic Reference Laboratory (SRL). It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research. SRL is qualified to perform high complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).