Test Details

Mnemonic

RICKM

Ordering Code

3500001

CPT-4 Code(s)

86757 x 4, plus 86757 each titer performed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)
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Reference Range

Rickettsia typhi IgG Antibodies: <1:64
Rickettsia typhi IgM Antibodies: <1:64
RMSF IgG Antibodies: <1:64
RMSF IgM Antibodies: <1:64
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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