2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Duly filled Test Send Out Consent Form (Form 35) is mandatory.
Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2-3 weeks
Antigen specific IgG and IgM titers allow rapid diagnosis of infection by any of the spotted fever group of rickettsial agents. This group of agents include R. rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) and R. akari (Rickettsial pox).
*Rickettsia rickettsii IgG ; IgM (Both Screen and Titer)
Duly filled Test Send Out Consent Form (Form 35) is mandatory