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Test ID: PBORB    
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi), Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

87973

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

Yes

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

Confirmation of active Lyme disease

 

Monitoring Lyme disease treatment

 

PCR testing should be limited to patients with a positive, or at least an equivocal, serologic test for antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi.

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.)

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

Lyme Disease PCR, B

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

Borrelia burgdorferi by PCR
Lyme Disease (PCR)
PCR
Tick-Borne Diseases
Spirochetes
Borrelia burgdorferi
Lyme Disease