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Q fever


Please note there is no test available locally

Please contact the Microbiology clinical team for advice either by emailing rde-tr.MicroConsultants@nhs.net or via Epic consult.


Blood sample (serum), and Blood (EDTA)

Specimen Container

Gold top clotted (5ml) and Pink top (EDTA)





To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Coxiella burnetii (Q fever)‘ or test code ‘LAB9343

Test Usage

Diagnosis of past and current / recent infection with Q fever


Sendaway test to reference laboratory (Porton Down)

Processing Time

7-10 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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