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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

SIM

40440 

CPT

86000 

Synonyms

RMSF;  R. rickettsii latex test 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml serum, minimum 1.0 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 2 days;  If greater than 2 day storage needed, freeze serum. 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. 
Avoid Grossly hemolyzed samples. 

Reference Range

Non-Reactive

Critical Value

Reactive (Positive) 

Test Includes

RMSF slide test (A titer is performed on Reactive sample results.) 

Methodology

Agglutination slide test 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018

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