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Test ID BMIPB Borrelia miyamotoi Detection, PCR, Blood

Ordering Guidance

This assay does not detect the Borrelia species that cause Lyme disease. If Lyme disease is suspected, order SLYME / Lyme Antibody Modified 2-Tier with Reflex, Serum.

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Borrelia miyamotoi infection in conjunction with clinical findings


Preferred method for detection of B miyamotoi using blood specimens

Testing Algorithm

For more information see Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Borrelia miyamotoi Detection, PCR, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values


Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BMIPB Borrelia miyamotoi Detection, PCR, B 82475-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
618298 B. miyamotoi PCR, B 82475-5


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.