Coxiella burnetii antibodies (Q-fever)

Which test do we use?

Immunofluorescence test to detect phase I and phase II IgG and IgM antibodies.

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Storage conditions

The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).

Important advice

Without clinical information and the date of the onset of the symtoms, interpretation of this test is impossible.


Once or twice per week

Reference values


How soon can you expect results?

Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551176 / 551180

Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020