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Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Ab, IgM

Mnemonic:    [R RICK IGM]
Name:    Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Ab, IgM
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Hemolyzed samples are not acceptable.
Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Minimum Spec:    0.1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050372
  Method:    Indirect Immunofluorescence (IFA)