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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

Not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the Public Health England Reference Laboratory at Porton Down, Salisbury.

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