May assist in diagnosing cat scratch disease in patient with typical signs and symptoms and a compatible exposure history.
- Patient Preparation
- 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
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Test Number||Components||Reference Interval|
|0050091||Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG by IFA||<1:64 Negative - No significant level of Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected.|
1:64-1:128 Equivocal - Questionable presence of Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
≥1:256 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
|0050092||Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgM by IFA||< 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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050091||Bartonella henselae Antibody IgG||6954-2|
|0050092||Bartonella henselae Antibody IgM||6955-9|
- B henselae IgG
- B henselae IgM
- Bartonella henselae Abs
- Cat Scratch Disease Ab Panel, Serum