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Test Code BARTONELLA Bartonella Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Serum

Reporting Name

Bartonella Ab Panel, IgG and IgM

Useful For

Diagnosis of Bartonella infection, especially in the context of a cat scratch


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Seattle Children's Hospital Note:

Collect 1.0 mL whole blood in Red top.

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days
  Frozen  30 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Method Name

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Method Description

Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) technique using antigen substrate slides consisting of 2 separate cell cultures infected with Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana.(Maurin M, Raoult D: Bartonella [Rochalimaea] quintana  infections. Clin Microbiol Rev 1996;9:273-292)

Reference Values

Bartonella henselae

IgG: <1:128

IgM: <1:20

 

Bartonella quintana

IgG: <1:128

IgM: <1:20

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86611 x 4

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
15659 Bart Henselae IgG 6954-2
15660 Bart Henselae IgM 6955-9
15661 Bart Quintana IgG 44827-4
15662 Bart Quintana IgM 44825-8

Testing Algorithm

Includes Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana.

 

See Infectious Endocarditis: Diagnostic Testing for Identification of Microbiological Etiology in Special Instructions.

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA