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Special Pathogens Referral Services to CDC:
Borrelia ssp. Confirmation

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

1.    See CDC website for information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

2.    Completed submittal form with 2 patient identifiers (e.g. name and date of birth), collection date and source, a brief but complete patient history including any known exposure or travel history and submitting laboratory’s findings.

Performed on Specimens from


Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping


Transport Medium


Specimen Labeling


Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship on a cold pack using appropriate DOT/IATA approved shipping procedures.

Test Methodology

Please see the CDC’s website for information on this testing. http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Turnaround Time

2 months

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information

Please contact the MDL Special Pathogens Unit for special consideration if any of the above criteria cannot be met.

MDL Points of Contact

Special Pathogens Unit (510) 412-3903

Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT

Emails: margot.graves@cdph.ca.gov or robin.hogue@cdph.ca.gov

Last modified on: 10/8/2013 12:17 PM