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Rickettsial antibodies


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.

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