Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)
Detection of R. rickettsia may be suggestive of the newly identified 364D Rickettsia.
Please note that for all tick-borne disease serology tests, only one specimen is needed to complete all tests requested.
1 mL of serum
Store specimen in the refrigerator (2-8ºC).
Transport specimen to the laboratory on cold pack.
Testing is performed on an as-needed basis.
Reports will be available within 7 days of receiving the specimen.
< 1:64 = No antibody detected
< 1:256 and > 1:64 = suggestive of infection at an undetermined time
> 1:256 = presumptive evidence of recent or current infection
Tick-borne Disease Serology(PDF: 108 Kb)