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Interpretation of Serologic Testing for Q Fever Antibodies

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Q fever is often diagnosed based on serologic testing results of a patient with suggestive clinical findings. Testing involves measuring titers of IgG and IgM antibodies against Phase I and Phase II antigens. These correspond to smooth and rough lipopolysaccharides formed by intracellular organisms.

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