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Lab Test Dictionary

Tick Borne Disease, Acute Molecular Panel (94322)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.5-3 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood collected in an ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; Received frozen; Heparin as an anticoagulant

Test Volume Required

3 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Whole Blood

Included Tests

Anaplasma Phagocytophilum DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR; Babesia microti DNA, Real-Time PCR; Borrelia miyamotoi DNA, Real-Time PCR, Miscellaneous; Ehrlichia chaffeensis DNA, Real-Time PCR; and Lyme Disease (Borrelia spp) DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR.

CPT Codes

87798 (x4), 87801