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Test ID: BMIYB    
Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, Blood

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The assay is performed on the Roche LightCycler (LC) 480 instrument, following DNA extraction on the Roche MagNA Pure. The LC 480 instrument amplifies and monitors the development of target nucleic acid (amplicon) after each cycle of PCR.

 

The DNA target for this PCR assay is a gene encoding the glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase (glpQ) gene specific to Borrelia species in the relapsing fever group. This gene is not found in Borrelia species that cause Lyme disease.

 

The specific base pair DNA target sequence is amplified by PCR. The detection of amplicon is based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), which utilizes 1 hybridization probe with a donor fluorophore, fluorescein, at the 3' end, and a second hybridization probe with an acceptor fluorophore, LC-Red 640, at the 5' end. When the target amplicon is present, the LC-Red 640 emits a measurable and quantifiable light signal at a specific wavelength. Presence of the specific organism nucleic acid is confirmed by performing a melting temperature analysis of the amplicon; the presence or absence of a melting peak in the appropriate temperature range is used to determine if a specimen is positive or negative.(Cockerill FR, Uhl FR: Applications and challenges of real-time PCR for the clinical microbiology laboratory. In Rapid Cycle Real-Time PCR. Edited by U Reischl, C Wittwer, F Cockerill. Springer, NY, 2002)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

1 week

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester