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Test Order Reference Bacteriology Referral Services to CDC: Borrelia spp. Confirmation

Pre-Approval Required

Yes

Supplemental Information or Form

1.    See the CDC website for information

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

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Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

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Minimum Volume Required

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Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

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Transport

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Sample/Specimen Labeling

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Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

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Test Methodology

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Turnaround Time

2 months

Interferences & Limitations

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Additional Information

Please contact the MDL Bacterial Diseases Section (Reference Bacteriology Unit) for special consideration if any of the above criteria cannot be met.

MDL Points of Contact

Reference Bacteriology Unit (510) 412-3903

Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT

Emails: peng.zhang@cdph.ca.gov or robin.hogue@cdph.ca.gov

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