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Test Compendium

8521: TICK TESTING, B. BURGDORFERI PCR

Test Code

  • 8521

Test Synonym

  • Borrelia burgdorferi Tick Testing, Lyme PCR

Specimen Requirements

  • Tick

Container

  • Container- Screw Top, Transfer Tube, Sterile Container

Storage

  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 87476
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Tick in a screw cap transport tube or sterile container with or w/o alcohol CAUSES FOR REJECT : Tick submitted in formalin or preservative other than alcohol.

Additional Information

  • Tick can be submitted dry or in alcohol in a screw cap transport tube or sterile container