Rickettsia (RMSF) Antibodies (IgG, IgM) with Reflex to TitersMain Content
Test Code: 6419
Includes: If Rickettsia (RMSF) Antibodies (IgG, IgM) is Detected, the appropriate Titer will be performed at an additional charge.
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
Supply: T01 - 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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