PBORR - Overview: Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR

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Test ID: PBORR    
Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirmation of active Lyme disease


Supporting the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis


Testing of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by PCR in patients with suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis should be requested only on patients with positive Borrelia burgdorferi antibody in serum confirmed by Western blot assay LYWB / Lyme Disease Antibody, Immunoblot, Serum and with abnormal CSF findings (elevated protein and WBC >10 cells/high-power field).

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Lyme Disease PCR

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Borrelia burgdorferi by PCR
Lyme Disease (PCR)
Lyme Disease, CSF
Tick-Borne Diseases
Lyme Disease
Sensu lato group