Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Antibody, IgG
0050369
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
RMSF G
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.05 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Less than 1:64: Negative - No significant level of Rickettsia rickettsii Antibody, IgG detected.
1:64 - 1:128: Low Positive - Presence of Rickettsia rickettsii Antibody, IgG detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
1:256 or greater: Positive - Presence of Rickettsia rickettsii Antibody, IgG suggestive of recent or current infection.
Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86757
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050369Rocky Mt Spotted Fever IgG
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Cross References
  • Rickettsia
  • RMSF
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever