BARTONELLA HENSELAE AB IGM

LAB3138

Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Performed

Mon, Thu

Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Reported

1-8 days

Synonyms

  • Cat Scratch Fever Antibodies, IgM
  • LAB3138
  • HENS M

Ordering Recommendations

May assist in confirming an early or recent Bartonella henselae infection.

Reference Interval

< 1:16  Negative - No significant level of Bartonella henselae IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:16  Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.

Interpretive Data

The presence of IgM antibodies suggests recent infection. Low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.

CPT Codes

86611
Collection

LAB3138

Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Ordering

Performed

Mon, Thu

Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Reported

1-8 days

Synonyms

  • Cat Scratch Fever Antibodies, IgM
  • LAB3138
  • HENS M

Ordering Recommendations

May assist in confirming an early or recent Bartonella henselae infection.
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

< 1:16  Negative - No significant level of Bartonella henselae IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:16  Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.

Interpretive Data

The presence of IgM antibodies suggests recent infection. Low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.

Administrative

CPT Codes

86611

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