Test Overview
Test Methodology

Agglutination

Test Usage

To aid in the diagnosis of Scrub Typhus (Orienta tsutsugamushi).

Reference Range *

< 1:40. Detectable antibody in a single serum specimen indicates exposure. A fourfold or greater rise in paired sera IgG titer indicates recent infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Typhus
  • Weil-Felix Agglutinins
  • Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
  • Orienta tsutsugamushi
  • Febrile Agglutinins
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo OXK (8148)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 ml serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
86757
NY State Approved
No