Schedule: Daily (Immunofluorescence)
Range: Positive IgM test may indicate current infection whereas positive IgG indicates past infection.
Remarks: Coxiella burnetti is the etologial aagent of Q Fever, manifested by fever, atypical pneomonia, hepatitis or endocarditis. Antibodies against phase II antigen are predominant in the acute phase of the disease. This test is part of the Pneumonia Panel Group wich includes the most important etiological agents of infectious diseases of the respiratory systrem: Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Coxiella burnetti, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Adenovirus, R.S.V., Influenza A, Influenza B, Parainfluenza (serotypes1,2,3).