Borrelia - PCR
LABOKLIN Service ID: 8010
tick, biopsy (skin), synovia, CSF 0.2 ml
1 - 3 days
The diagnostic value of a PCR is limited by the selection of the appropriate material and the concentration of pathogens. During a chronic infection, pathogen spread can be suspected in many sites, but the concentration of pathogen DNA can be very low and therefore the PCR produces a negative result. While a positive PCR is proof of infection, a negative PCR does not exclude an infection.