Percent positive rate of Lyme real-time polymerase chain reaction in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, and tissue

Ngolela Esther Babady, Lynne M. Sloan, Emily A. Vetter, Robin Patel, Matthew J. Binnicker

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Abstract

We performed a retrospective review of 23,777 specimens tested by our Lyme real-time polymerase chain reaction assay to determine the percent positive rates by specimen source. The percent positive rates were highest in synovial fluid (6.4%) and tissue (6.5%), and lowest in blood (0.1%) and cerebrospinal fluid (0.09%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Synovial Fluid
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Keywords

  • Blood
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Lyme
  • PCR
  • Synovial fluid

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Percent positive rate of Lyme real-time polymerase chain reaction in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, and tissue. / Babady, Ngolela Esther; Sloan, Lynne M.; Vetter, Emily A.; Patel, Robin; Binnicker, Matthew J.

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Vol. 62, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 464-466.

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Babady, Ngolela Esther ; Sloan, Lynne M. ; Vetter, Emily A. ; Patel, Robin ; Binnicker, Matthew J. / Percent positive rate of Lyme real-time polymerase chain reaction in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, and tissue. In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2008 ; Vol. 62, No. 4. pp. 464-466.
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