This test detects DNA of both of the above pathogens by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), in whole blood specimens in acutely symptomatic patients. In addition, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) DNA detection is available in spinal fluid or synovial fluid.
Specimen Requirements for Borrelia PCR:
Type: CSF, Synovial Fluid or EDTA Whole Blood
Volume: 5.0 ml
Minimum: 2.0 ml
Storage: Refrigerate at 2-8°C DO NOT FREEZE
Stability: 5 Days Refrigerated
Turnaround Time: Routinely 24 to 48 Hours From Receipt