Detects Borrelia species (B. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. turicatae) DNA by real-time PCR (qPCR).
Lyme Borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi) DNA is not typically detected in peripheral blood, even when Lyme disease is the cause of clinical signs. This PCR for Borrelia species is offered for the detection of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia spp. and for identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in ticks, tissues, and body fluids (joint fluids, CSF, etc.).