Bartonella Hensalae Antibodies (IGG, IGM) with Reflex to Titer

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

BART HENAB

CPT CODE:

86611X2

TEST INFORMATION:

Infection with Bartonella henselae has been associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis,peliosis hepatis, and bacteremia. If  Bartonella  henselae screen is positive, an IgG and/or IgM titer will be performed at an additional charge.

TURNAROUND TIME:

3-7 DAYS

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red Top or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Blood  (Serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME:

5 mL blood (1 mL serum)

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.

REFERENCE RANGE:

Negative, Refer to Quest Test Code 37671

METHODOLOGY:

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Quest Diagnostics

LAST UPDATED:

9-11-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Cat scratch disease antibodies