May assist in confirming suspected Trench fever in patient with typical signs and symptoms and compatible exposure history.
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: 0.3 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 quintana IgM antibody detected.
≥ 1:16 Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Bartonella quintana 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.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050093||Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM||9361-7|
- B. quintana IgM
- Bartonella quintana IgM