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

SST
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia
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Stability

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