BARTONELLA HENSELAE (CAT SCRATCH) ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) top tube
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.
Severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
3-5 days; 7-10 days if titered
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