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Test ID: FFTIK    
Tick Analysis and Identification by PCR B. burgdorferi

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Insect

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Tick submitted in sterile, dry container. Ship ambient.

 

Note:  1. Separate order required for each tick

          2. Specimens received in formalin or alcohol will be rejected.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
InsectAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated