Specimen Requirements

Title

RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII & TYPHI IgG & IgM ANTIBODIES EVALUATION

Specimen Requirement

1-SST/1.0 mL serum. Spin, separate and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated 4 days, Frozen 2 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Tues, Thurs

Clinical Use

Helps establish the diagnosis of infection due to Rickettsia in the Rocky Mountain spotted fever group or in the typhus group. Reactivity to R. typhi antigen should be considered “group-reactive”” because the R. prowazekii infection also induces antibodies reactive with R.typhi.

Test Code

RDP