This test detects infection due to Rickettsial organisms. Rickettsiae are fastidious bacterial organisms that are maintained in nature through a cycle involving reservoirs in mammals and insect vectors. A 4 fold rise in titer is diagnostic of infection.
Sample Daily by 3.30 pm; Report Next day
No special preparation required
2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.