Q fever

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Q Fever Ab (Phase 1& 2)

NAA of cardiac valve tissue (or whole blood/bone marrow) may be indicated.

Skin test prior to vaccination in abattoir workers.

Hepatitis

See Hepatitis - granulomatous

Atypical pneumonia

 

Endocarditis (culture negative)

Q Fever Ab - request specific testing for phase 1 antibodies.