Q FEVER (Coxiella burnetii) AB (IgG, IgM) W/REFLEX TO TITER

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
<1:16 titer

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeQFGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86638 x 4, plus 86638 each titer performed, at an additional fee
LOINC Codes
Q Fever IgG Phase I Scr:   9708-9  
Q Fever IgG Phase II Scr:   9709-7  
Q Fever IgM Phase I Scr:   9710-5  
Q Fever IgM Phase II Scr:   9711-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory