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.
Various clinical manifestations depending on disease.
|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.