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Bartonella henselae, IgG; Bartonella henselae, IgM; Bartonella quintana, IgG; Bartonella quintana, IgM
1 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
0.3 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination
Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae has become firmly established as the primary etiologic agent for cat scratch disease (CSD). Bartonella quintana, known for some time as a cause of trench fever, is also associated with CSD and bacillary angiomatosis (BA). Both diseases frequently affect immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with HIV-1. Although CSD is generally a self-limiting disease, it can be life-threatening.
There is some cross-reactivity between the IgG classes of B henselae and B quintana.
This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.
Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|163162||Bartonella Antibody Panel||163163||B. henselae IgG||titer||6954-2|
|163162||Bartonella Antibody Panel||163164||B. henselae IgM||titer||6955-9|
|163162||Bartonella Antibody Panel||163165||B. quintana IgG||titer||44827-4|
|163162||Bartonella Antibody Panel||163168||B. quintana IgM||titer||44825-8|
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