PBORB - Overview: Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi), Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

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

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.)

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, B

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

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