Rickettsia conori/typhi antibodies

Which test do we use?

Immunofluorescence test to detect IgG-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

Rickettsia conorii is a member of the spotted fever group, Rickettsia typhi is a member of the typhus group.


R. conori: 2x / week
R. typhi: 2x / week

Reference values


Delivery time of the result

On average: 4 days


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551176 / 551180


Rickettsia conorii: 21492-4

Rickettsia typhi: 22489-9

Laatste wijziging op: 16/01/2023