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


Abbrev Code:BARGM   
Order Code:LAB3307Order Name:B Henselae Antibody IgG and IgM
Synonyms:Rochalimaea; Cat Scratch Fever Serology
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
CPT Codes: 86611 x1
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:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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


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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