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Bartonella Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Serum

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Bartonella Antibody Panel, IgG and IgM, Serum
Synonym(s)

Bartonella henselae Abs, IgG/IgM; Bartonella quintana, IgG/IgM; Bartonellosis; Cat Scratch Disease; BART

Test ID
BART
General Information

Useful for diagnosis of Bartonella infection, especially in the context of a cat scratch

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

  • Preferred: Serum Gel

  • Acceptable: Red Top

Stability

  • Refrigerated (preferred): 30 days

  • Frozen: 30 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • Gross hemolysis

  • Gross lipemia

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Estimated TAT

1-3 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Test Includes

  • Bart Henselae IgG

  • Bart Henselae IgM

  • Bart Quintana IgG

  • Bart Quintana IgM

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

86611

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.15 mL

Reference Range
Assay Reference Value
Bartonella henselae IgG < 1:128
Bartonella henselae IgM < 1:20
Bartonella quintana IgG < 1:128
Bartonella quintana IgM < 1:20
Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

6954-2, 6955-9, 44827-4, 44825-8