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Rickettsia typhi (Typhus Fever)

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Please note that for all tick-borne disease serology tests, only one specimen is needed to complete all tests requested.

Methodology

IgG IFA

CPT Code

86757

Acceptable Specimens

1 mL of serum

Specimen Storage

Store specimen in the refrigerator (2-8ºC).

Specimen Transport

Transport specimen to the laboratory on cold pack.

Setup Days

Testing is performed on an as-needed basis.

Turn-around-time

Reports will be available within 7 days of receiving the specimen.

Reference Range

< 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

Lab Slip

Tick-borne Disease Serology(PDF: 108 Kb)

Fees