Test Background The Rickettsia antibody panel is a test panel to assist in the differential diagnosis of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (tick-borne disease), typhus fever (spread by lice) and/or Brill-Zinsser disease.
Clinical Indications Various clinical manifestations depending on disease.
Reference Range See report
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 5 mL
Turnaround Time 21 days
Notes Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Public Health England Reference Laboratory at Porton Down, Salisbury.