Coxiella burnetii (Q-Fever) Antibody IgG, Phase I by IFA
0050463
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
Q-F I
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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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: 0.1 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
Urine. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Phase I: <1:16 No antibody detected.  
Interpretive Data
Phase I antibody titers of 1:16 and greater are consistent with chronic infection or convalescent phase of Q-fever.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86638
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050463Q-Fever, Phase I IgG Antibody
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Aliases
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Coxiella Titer
  • Q Fever Phase I IFA