Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Ab (IgG, IgM), Serum

Additional Info: If antibody is positive, the titer, considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.

Useful For:
RMSF, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, is the most severe and frequently reported rickettsial infection in the United States. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are required to avoid potentially fatal outcomes.

Methodology: Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.2 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Tuesday through Friday

CPT Reflex: Reflex Code: 86757

CPT Information:
86757 – x 2 RMSF IgM