Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgG by ELISA
Ordering Recommendation

In most cases, serology testing is not recommended for the diagnosis of active pertussis infection. CDC-recommended first-line tests for pertussis are Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR (0065080) and/or Bordetella pertussis Culture (0060117).

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Tue, Fri
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
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, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. 
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Effective February 20, 2018
0.94 IV or lessNegative - No significant level of detectable B. pertussis IgG antibody.
0.95-1.04 IVEquivocal Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.05 IV or greaterPositive IgG antibody to B. pertussis detected, which may indicate a current or recent exposure/immunization to B. pertussis.

Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. 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.

Hotline History
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2001782B. pertussis Ab, IgG by ELISA42330-1
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