Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgA, IgG, IgM

CPT: 86615(x3)
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Test Details


Establish evidence of infection/exposure to Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Additional Information

Patients with acute infection develop IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies to fimbrial agglutinogens, and IgM and IgA antibodies are probably diagnostic. Following vaccination, IgG and IgM antibodies can be demonstrated, except in infants. IgA antibodies do not develop.

Specimen Requirements




2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate. Serum samples can be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to seven days.

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
164541 B pertussis IgG/M/A Ab 161751 B pertussis IgG Ab index 9363-3
164541 B pertussis IgG/M/A Ab 161755 B pertussis IgM Ab index 29658-2
164541 B pertussis IgG/M/A Ab 164387 B pertussis IgA Ab index 29657-4

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