Tick-borne Disease, Acute Molecular Panel

Test Code

CPT Codes
87468, 87469, 87478, 87484, 87801

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Anaplasma Phagocytophilum DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR
Babesia microti DNA, Real-Time PCR
Borrelia miyamotoi DNA, Real-Time PCR,
Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA, Real-Time PCR
Borrelia Species DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Preferred Specimen
3 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

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

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Lithium heparin (green-top) tube • Sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

FDA Status
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: See individual tests; Report available: 1-3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Comprehensive molecular panel for the diagnosis of various tick-borne diseases provides a solution for physicians in that such a panel obviates the need to consider tests for individual agents, each of which may cause illness with overlapping geographic distributions and clinical presentations.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

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.