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Alias Names: Typhus, RMSF, Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Methodology: Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Edit Date: 4/2/2005
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 7-10 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86757-90
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. Indicate date of onset and symptoms.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: For Oregon clients only. For clients outside of Oregon, order Rickettsia Antibody Evaluation (87870) .

Component Reference Range
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever #1 <=1:32 titer
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever #2 <=1:32 titer
Murine Typhus #1 <=1:32 titer
Murine Typhus #2 <=1:32 titer
Q Fever Phase 1 #1 <=1:32 titer
Q Fever Phase 1 #2 <=1:32 titer
Q Fever Phase 2 #1 <=1:32 titer
Q Fever Phase 2 #2 <=1:32 titer
Single titers 1:32 not significant
1:64 borderline; clinical judgment required
1:128 evidence of prior infection

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