Rickettsia Antibodies, IgG & IgM
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Immunology
Gold top SST (serum separator tube, no anticoagulant)
3.0 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Sent to reference lab
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Remove serum from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark plainly as 'acute' or 'convalescent'.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Reference range is available on patient report
R. typhi IgG, R. typhi IgM, R. rickettsi IgG, R. rickettsi IgM