1 - 5 days
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Typhus Fever Group Antibody
Spotted Fever Group Antibody
Febrile Antibodies Panel replacement (Rickettsia)
Tick Borne Disease
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Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Antigen-specific IgG and IgM titers allow rapid diagnosis of infection by organisms within either of the two major groups of Rickettsia. The spotted fever group includes R. rickettsia (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) and R. akari (Rickettsial pox). The typhus group includes R. typhi (endemic/maurine typhus) and R. prowazeki (epidemic typhus).
Screen: Not detected. Titer: <1:64
RMSF IgG, RMSF IgM
R. typhi IgG, R. typhi IgM
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube.
Collect blood in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into plastic vial and refrigerate. EDTA (lavender top), heparinized (green top) or ACD (yellow top) plasma is also acceptable.