May assist in confirming an early or recent Bartonella henselae infection.
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Serum separator tube.
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.
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
< 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.
The presence of IgM antibodies suggests recent infection. Low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050092||Bartonella henselae Antibody IgM||6955-9|
- Bartonella henselae Abs, IgG/IgM
- Cat Scratch Disease Ab Panel, IFA, Serum