Test Details

Mnemonic

BHGMA

Ordering Code

3682760

CPT-4 Code(s)

86611 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
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Reference Range

IgG: <1_64 Negative: No significant level of
Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected.
1:64 - 1:128 Equivocal: Questionable presence
of Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected.
Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful.
≥1:256 Positive: Presence of IgG antibody to
Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive
of current or past infection.
IgM: <1:16 Negative: No significant level of
Bartonella henselae IgM antibody detected.
≥1:16 Positive: Presence of IgM antibody to
Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive
of recent infection.
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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