Item Value
Test name Relapsing Fever
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1-3 days
In House Availability Monday - Friday, day shift only
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Samples should be taken during bouts of fever as spirochetes are most likely to be present. Call Microbiology (x3-1268) and inform the staff of the need to look for the spirochetes of B. duttoni or B. recurrentis.

Request test on the Microbiology requisition.
Sample type EDTA whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667