RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII & TYPHI IgG & IgM ANTIBODIES EVALUATION

Test Documentation
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

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

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

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeRICKS
CPT-4 Code (s)
86757 x 4
LOINC Codes
Rickettsia typhi IgG Antibodies   5324-9  
Rickettsia typhi IgM Antibodies   5325-6  
Rickettsia rickettsii IgG Antibodies   5307-4  
Rickettsia rickettsii IgM antibodies   5308-2  

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