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Rickettsial Antibody Panel

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code RICK
Performed by Quest
Sendout? yes
Method IFA
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis or lipemia
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 37507.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis or lipemia
Normal range Not detected
Synonyms Typhus; RMSF; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Rickettsial pox; Rickettsialpox
Stability Room temperature 1 week, Refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information 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).

Titers will be billed separately from the initial screening test. Use titer billing codes (RMSFGT, RMSFMT, RTYPGT, RTYPMT) as appropriate.
CPT coding 86757-90 x4
Last Updated 7/6/2015 8:33:57 AM
Entry Number 1604
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