BARTONELLA QUINTANA IGG, IGM ANTIBODIES

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
IgG: <1:64
IgM: <1:20

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeBARGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86611 x 2
LOINC Codes
IgG   9360-9  
IgM   9361-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory