RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII & TYPHI IgG & IgM ANTIBODIES EVALUATION
1-SST/1.0 mL serum. Spin, separate and refrigerate.
Refrigerated 4 days, Frozen 2 months
3-5 days Performed Tues, Thurs
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.