RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII (ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER) ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM

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

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescence Assay

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

Reference Range
IgG: <1:64
IgM: <1:64

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeRMSGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86757 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   5307-4  
IgM   5308-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory