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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)

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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