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Rickettsia rickettsii Abs, IgG and IgM

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference


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Synonym: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever



Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody


Monday - Friday


10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Serum seperator tube. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)


Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.


CPT Code(s): 

86757 x2

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 2:54:12 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 2:54:18 PM