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Lab Test Dictionary

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


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


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