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Test Code TKPNL Tick-Borne Panel, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

Useful For

Evaluation of patients with suspected human monocytic ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis, or Borrelia miyamotoi infection


Evaluation of patients with a history of, or suspected, tick exposure who are presenting with fever, myalgia, headache, nausea, and other nonspecific symptoms

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
LBAB Babesia species, PCR, B Yes Yes
EHRL Ehrlichia/Anaplasma PCR, B Yes Yes
BMIYB Borrelia miyamotoi Detection PCR, B Yes Yes

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Tick-Borne Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

Tick-Borne DNA Panel, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values







Borrelia miyamotoi, MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

CPT Code Information

87798 x 8

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TKPNL Tick-Borne DNA Panel, B In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
84319 Anaplasma phagocytophilum 87558-3
36114 Babesia microti 88452-8
64970 B. miyamotoi PCR, B 82475-5
36115 Babesia duncani 88451-0
23663 Ehrlichia chaffeensis 87559-1
23664 Ehrlichia ewingii/canis 87560-9
36116 Babesia divergens/MO-1 88450-2
32010 Ehrlichia muris eauclairensis 87561-7


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