BARTONELLA henselae & B. quintana ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection. Remove serum from cells ASAP. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-10 days
Test CodeBARTO
CPT-4 Code (s)
86611 x 4
LOINC Codes
Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG:   6954-2  
Bartonella henselae Antibody IgM:   6955-9  
Bartonella quintana Antibody IgG:   9360-9  
Bartonella quintana Antibody IgM:   9361-7  

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