Ordering Recommendation

May assist in confirming an early or recent Bartonella henselae infection.

Mnemonic
HENS 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.
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 henselae IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:16  Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella henselae 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.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86611

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050092 Bartonella henselae Antibody IgM 6955-9
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Aliases
  • Bartonella henselae Abs, IgG/IgM
  • Cat Scratch Disease Ab Panel, IFA, Serum
  • Rochalimaea
Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgM by IFA