Rickettsia typhi (Typhus Fever) antibodies IgM
Diagnosis of rickettsial diseases remains based upon serology. An antibody response is usually detected only after 10 days from the onset of systemic symptoms, and antibody titers reach a peak after 3 to 4 weeks or later if an antibiotic therapy has been administered. Thus an appropriate antibiotic therapy should be administered upon suspicion of a rickettsial infection, without waiting for diagnostic confirmation using specific serological tests.
- Sample of blood serum
- We perform the test in 7 days from sampling