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Test Code LAB20099 Bartonella henselae IgG & IgM

Department

Send Outs

Reference Lab Test Number

BHGMA

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Room Temperature: 2 days

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen: 1 year

Minimum Testing Volume

0.15 mL

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.

Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Performed

Monday, Thursday

Reported

4-10

CPT Codes

86611 × 2

Unacceptable Conditions

Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimens