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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies (IgG & IgM)
|Container type||Red top (Gold top acceptable)|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.2 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Refrigerate sample. Order Quest #2469N|
|Synonyms||RMSF antibodies; Rickettsia Antibodies; Rickettsia Ab|
|Stability||Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 1 month.|
|Turn around times||Set up 4x per week. Turnaround 5-9 days|
|Reflex?||If screen is positive the titers will be performed at an additional charge.|
|Additional information||RMSF, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, is the most severe and frequently reported rickettsial infection in the United States. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are required to avoid potentially fatal outcomes.
See also table entry for Viral Serology.
|CPT coding||86757-90 x2 (Plus 86757 for each titer performed)|
|Last Updated||11/18/2013 10:07:25 AM|
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