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Bartonella species Antibodies
|Container type||Gold top or Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.2 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Separate serum within 4 hours of collection. Freeze at -20C. Order Quest test # 4127N|
|Synonyms||BA; Bacillary angiomatosis; Cat Scratch Disease; CSD; peliosis hepatitis; Rickettsia henselae; Rickettsia quintana; Rochalimea|
|Turn around times||5-7 days|
|Reflex?||Bartonella Species Antibody (IgG, IgM): If Bartonella henselae and B.Quintana IgG and IgM Screens are positive, titers are performed at an additional charge. Reflex testing will be manually billed when results are reported by Quest-Nichols Diagnostic Lab.|
|Additional information||Cross-reactions between B. henselae (H-1), the causative agent of Cat Scratch Disease, and B. quintana, the organism causing Trench Fever, are extensive. These organisms may also be responsible for c. 20% of the small number of cases of culture-negative endocarditis.
Positive results will automatically be titered by Quest at an additional charge.
Testing available only on a limited basis. CSF is NOT tested.
|Last Updated||12/18/2012 1:05:09 PM|