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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever


Name Method Department Units
Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
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Battery Members

Rocky Mt Spotted Fever IgG, Rocky Mt Spotted Fever IgM

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross lipemia
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Contamination


Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.

CPT Code

  • 86757 (x2)