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Test Code PBORB Lyme Disease, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Reporting Name

Lyme Disease PCR, B

Useful For

Supporting the diagnosis of Lyme disease in conjunction with serologic testing

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Advisory Information

This assay does not detect Borrelia miyamotoi. If infection with this organism is suspected, order BMIYB / Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Blood or BMIYC / Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Spinal Fluid.

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; multiple runs per day (June through November)

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. (December through May)

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


87798 x 2

87999 (if appropriate for government payers)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PBORB Lyme Disease PCR, B 90892-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
56080 B. burgdorferi PCR, B 90893-9
38290 B. mayonii PCR, B 82473-0
38291 B. garinii/B. afzelii PCR, B 82471-4
38340 Lyme Disease PCR Comment 59464-8

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK

Method Name

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

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.