Rickettsia (RMSF) Antibodies (IgG, IgM) with Reflex to Titers

Supply #170739 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 6419

CPT Code(s): 86757 (x2)

Includes: If Rickettsia (RMSF) Antibodies (IgG, IgM) is Detected, the appropriate Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86757 per titer performed).

Methodology: Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)

Limitations: Even after infection has been treated, positive results may persist. False-positive reactions may occur during pregnancy.

Clinical Significance: Antigen specific IgG and IgM titers allow rapid diagnosis of infection by any of the spotted fever group of rickettsial agents. This group of agents include R. rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) and R. akari (rickettsial pox), both seen in the continental United States.

Alternative Name(s):Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,Spotted Fever Typhus

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 170739 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 Days

Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia; Plasma

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