PBORR - Overview: Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PBORR    
Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR

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

Supporting the diagnosis of Lyme disease in conjunction with serologic testing


Specific indications including testing skin biopsies when a rash lesion is not characteristic of erythema migrans, and testing synovial fluid or synovium to support the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis

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

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
Borrelia garinii
Borrelia afzelii
Borrelia mayonii
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genogroup