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Test ID BMIYC Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

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


This test is not useful for detecting the Borrelia species that cause Lyme disease.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, C

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Submit aliquot from collection vial 2.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


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
BMIYC Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, C 82476-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
64969 B. miyamotoi PCR, C 82476-3


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

Testing Algorithm

For more information see Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm