The rapidSTRIPE Borrelia Assay can be used for direct detection of Borrelia from DNA isolated from ticks. The kit contains all of the consumables and reagents needed for the combined amplification/hybridization reaction and for inal detection on a Lateral Flow Strip. The reaction format thus allows specific detection of Borrelia DNA and prevents false positive results due to mispriming. Protocols for detection are available either for using rapidPCR or standard PCR. In addition, kits that optimize nucleic acid extraction from ticks are offered as part of the blackPREP product line.