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Lab Test Dictionary

Tick-Borne Panel, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood (TIKLB)


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

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1 to 4 Days

Stat TAT


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Refrigerated=7 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia

Test Volume Required

1 mL blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL blood

Included Tests

Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia ewingil/canis, Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis, Babesia microti, Babesia duncani, Babesia divergens/MO-1, B. miyamotoi PCR, B

CPT Codes

87478; 87798; 87468; 87484; 87469