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Q Fever Serology (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Coxiella burnetii Serology
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:QFS
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Routine testing detects both Phase I (chronic Q fever) and Phase II antibodies (acute Q fever).

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack