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Lab Test Dictionary

Tick ID with Reflex to Lyme Disease DNA, RT-PCR, Tick (90558)

Methodology

Microscopic Examination


Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 Tick in 70% Ethanol submitted in a plastic screw-cap container

Container Type

Sterile Container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 14 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Specimen other than listed in spec requirements; Frozen samples; Dried samples

Test Volume Required

1 Tick

Minimum Test Volume

1 Tick


CPT Codes

87168


Revised

09-27-22