FMTAG - Specimen: Murine Typhus Antibodies, IgG

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FMTAG    
Murine Typhus Antibodies, IgG

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL serum in a screw-capped vial, shipped frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild Reject; Gross Reject


Warm Reject; Cold OK


Mild Reject; Gross Reject




Plasma, bacterially contaminated samples

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 5 days