BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS IgG and IgA ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, lipemia

Methodology
Multi-Analyte Immunodetection (MAID)

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Bordetella perussis toxin (PT) Ab (IgG):   < or =10 years:   <66 IU/mL  
Bordetella pertussis toxin (PT) Ab (IgG):   11-59 years:   <43 IU/mL  
Bordetella pertussis toxin (PT) Ab (IgG):   >or= 60 years:   <32 IU/mL  
Bordetella perutssis toxin (PT) Ab (IgA):   <40 years:   <5 IU/mL  
Bordetella perutssis toxin (PT) Ab (IgA):   >or=40 years:   <8 IU/mL  

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeBPTXA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86615 x 2
LOINC Codes
B. Pertussis Ab (IgG):   24127-3  
B. pertussis Ab (IgA):   24128-1  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory