RICKETTSIA TYPHI IGG AND IGM (TYPHUS FEVER)

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

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

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 CodeTYPGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86757 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   5324-9  
IgM   5325-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory