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Lyme disease PCR (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Borrelia PCR
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:ARR
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
CSF Tube 3
EDTA 10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Department head authorisation required.

At least 0.5 mL CSF required.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:

CSF - store at 4oC

EDTA blood - store at room temperature.

Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:

MUST have approval from Medical Microbiologist before sending.