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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Antibodies (IgG & IgM)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Container type Red top (Gold top acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample. Order Quest #2469N
Normal range Negative
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 2/20/2014 3:16:26 PM
Entry Number 831

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