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Methodology: Direct Agglutination (DA)
Edit Date: 2/27/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86000-90 x3
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 5 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 12 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 300 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Patients infected with Rickettsial species produce antibodies that agglutinate proteus antigens. Includes: Proteus Ag 0X19, 0X2, and 0X K.

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