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 1 2008

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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