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Rickettsial antibodies

Category Virology
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 & container 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.