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Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgG, IgM
Establish evidence of infection/exposure to Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
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.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
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|
|163030||B pertussis IgG/IgM Ab||161751||B pertussis IgG Ab||index||9363-3|
|163030||B pertussis IgG/IgM Ab||161755||B pertussis IgM Ab||index||29658-2|