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Establish evidence of early/acute infection with Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Negative: <1.0 index
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. The presence of specific IgM in a single sample may indicate an acute infection and should be considered suggestive of recent infection or a presumptive diagnosis of a supporting clinical presentation.
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|
|161752||B pertussis IgM Ab||29658-2||161755||B pertussis IgM Ab||index||29658-2|