BARTONELLA HENSELAE (CAT SCRATCH) ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM

Mnemonic

BARTH

Synonym

Cat Scratch

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 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

3-5 days; 7-10 days if titered

Method

IFA

Referral Lab

ARUP (50108)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86611 (X2)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM