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Bartonella species Antibodies

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BART
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method IFA
Container type Gold top or Red top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
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
Normal range
Negative < 1:64 for IgG
Negative < 1:16 for IgM
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.
LOINC code 43866-3
Last Updated 12/18/2012 1:05:09 PM
Entry Number 108

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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