Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)
Lyme disease borreliae (Borrelia burgdorferi) are transmitted to humans most commonly by Ixodes ticks. During a blood meal, B. burgdorferi migrate to the salivary glands where transmission to humans occurs, generally after at least 36 hours of attachment. Ticks with potential of carrying B. burgdorferi may be tested by molecular methods to assess the risk of transmission.
Tick received in any other preservative other than 70% ethanol is not
Ticks that are identified as species known to carry Lyme Disease will
reflex to Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA (Focus Unit Code 15510
/Valencia Unit Code S52517) at an additional charge.
Reported (Analytical Time)
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party.
Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Reject Criteria: Specimen other than listed in spec requirements; Frozen samples; Dried samples