Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch) Antibodies, IgG & IgM by IFA BHEN
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody|
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
|Transport||1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.5 mL)|
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
|Stability||After separation from cell: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed samples.|
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