89985:COXIELLA BURNETTI, IgM ANTIBODIES, PHASE 1 and 2
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial.
48 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
1 mL serum.
0.4 mL serum.
Aid in the diagnosis of Q fever. During the acute phase, the IgM titers to phase 2 antigen are greater than or equal to IgM phase 1. During chronic phase, the IgM titers to phase 1 antigen are greater than or equal IgM phase 2.