Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch) Antibodies, IgG and IgM By IFA


Sunquest Code:BARGM  
Epic Code:LAB3307Epic Name:B HENSELAE ANTIBODY IGG AND IGM
Synonyms:Rochalimaea; Cat Scratch Fever Serology
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
CPT Code:86611
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:

Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50108 (CATSCRATCH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG

Less than 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 or greater

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

 

 

 

Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgM

Less than 1:16

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

 

1:16 or greater

Positive: Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive of recent infection.

 

 



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