RICKETTSIA ANTIBODY PANEL with REFLEX to TITERS

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Rickettsia typhi IgG Antibodies:   <1:64  
Rickettsia typhi IgM Antibodies:   <1:64  
RMSF IgG Antibodies:   <1:64  
RMSF IgM Antibodies:   <1:64  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeRICKM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86757 x 4, plus 86757 each titer performed, at an additional fee
LOINC Codes
Rickettsia Antibody Panel with Reflex to Titers:   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory