Bartonella henselae (Cat Scratch) Antibodies, IgG & IgM by IFA BHEN

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport 1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Remarks

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.
Schedule Mon, Thur
Billing Code 5010138
CPTCode 86611x2
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentReference Interval
Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG by IFALess than1:64: 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 by IFALess 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.
No Appointment Necessary
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