Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Q fever Serology

Test Name: Q fever Serology
Alternate Name(s): Coxiella burnetti Serology
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2019-06-10
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Positive antibody results should be correlated with clinical findings.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Q Fever has an incubation period of approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
Method of Analysis: Indirect Immunofluorescence antibody (IFA) assay for IgG and IgM for both phase 1 and phase 2 antibodies
Critical Information Required: A completed Public Health Laboratory requisition with the following information is required:

- clinical symptoms
- date of onset
- exposure to animals
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.

The specimen must be refrigerated.
System Codes: 
Cerner
QFS
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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