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Rickettsia typhi Abs, IgG and IgM, IFA

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB7671

 

Synonyms: 

Typhus Fever Antibodies

Methodology: 

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Schedule: 

Tues, Friday

Reported: 

10 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.
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.
Unacceptable conditions: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Confirm presence of Rickettsia typhi. Requires comparison of acute- to convalescent-phase serology.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0050384

CPT Code(s): 

86757 x2

Last Changed: 

8/17/2017 9:31:21

Last Reviewed: 

8/17/2017 9:31:21