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Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Antibodies, IgG & IgM by IFA
7896Establish the diagnosis of infection due to Rickettsia in the Rocky Mountain spotted fever group.
|Methodology:||Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 1.0 ml serum.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Stability : After separation from cells: Room Temperature: 48 hrs; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions:Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
|Test Panel Components||Rickettsia rickettsii IgG Antibodies; Rickettsia rickettsii IgM Antibodies|