Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM by IFA
0050093
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
QUINT M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Mon, Thu
Reported
1-8 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
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.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
< 1:16  Negative - No significant level of Bartonella quintana IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:16  Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella quintana 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.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement A: Analyte specific reagents (ASR) are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.
 
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CPT Code(s)
86611
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050093Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM
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Aliases
  • B. quintana IgM
  • Bartonella quintana IgM