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BARTONELLA QUINTANA ANTIBODIES, IgG AND IgM BY IFA

Mnemonic

BART PAN

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as Acute or Convalescent. Serum from umbilical cord blood is an acceptable specimen type.

Preferred Volume

1.00 mL

Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Thur

Reported

2-10 days

Method

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Referral Lab

ARUP (0050106)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86611 Bartonella quintana Ab, IgG; 86611 Bartonella quintana Ab, IgM

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:34 AM


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