When Borrelia species DNA is detected in whole blood specimens, Borrelia miyamotoi PCR and Borrelia burgdorferi PCR are performed. In addition, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme) DNA detection is available in spinal fluid or synovial fluid.

Specimen Requirements:

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: 2 Weeks Refrigerated
Shipping: Ambient
CPT Code(s)*: 87801

Turnaround Time: Routinely 24 to 48 Hours From Receipt

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*The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidance and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.