Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR, CSF/Synovial Fluid

Test Code

CPT Codes
87801<br /> **This test is not available for New York State clients. For New York State patient testing, use code 900254**

Preferred Specimen
1 mL synovial fluid or CSF submitted in a sterile, plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues Sat a.m.; Report available: Same day

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
The diagnosis of Lyme disease is most often made by clinical examination combined with evidence of tick bite or exposure in endemic areas. Amplification of Borrelia genomic DNA from blood, fluids or tissues can support the diagnosis.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.