Bartonella quintana Antibodies, IgG and IgM by IFA


Sunquest Code:BARQGM  
Epic Code:LAB3308Epic Name:Bartonella quintana ABU IGG and IGM
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-8 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Contaminated, hemolyzed or severely lipemic specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50106


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgG

Less than 1:64

Negative: No significant level of Bartonella quintana IgG antibody detected.

 

1:64-1:128

Equivocal: Questionable presence of Bartonella quintana IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

 

1:256 or greater

Positive: Presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella quintana detected, suggestive of current or past infection

 

 

 

Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM

Less than 1:16

Negative: No significant level of Bartonella quintana IgM antibody detected.

 

1:16 or greater

Positive: Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella quintana detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.

 

 



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