Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) - IgM<<Return to Laboratory
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) IgM to Coxiella burnetii.
- Q fever
Serum sample. Minimum volume required – 0.5 mL.
Submit in a sterile microcentrifuge tube.
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Suspected Q fever infection.
Completed Rickettsia and Related Zoonotic Diseases requisition including sender name, address and telephone number. Patient name or identifier (referring lab #), date of birth, suspected exposure, test(s) requested, clinical history vaccination history. Type of specimen and date collected. If possible, include the antibiotics administered and travel history.
Samples are screened for antibody to C. burnetii phase I and phase II antigen using the Focus Diagnostics Q fever IFA IgG and IgM kits.
15 calendar days.
- Fournier PE, TJ Marrie, D Raoult. Diagnosis of Q fever. J Clin Micro 1998;36(7):1823-1834.