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)
|0050094||Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgG by IFA||< 1:64 Negative - No significant level of Bartonella quintana IgG antibody detected.
1:64-1:128 Equivocal - Questionable presence of Bartonella quintana IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
≥1:256 Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella quintana detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
|0050093||Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM by IFA||< 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.
Refer to individual components.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050093||Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM||9361-7|
|0050094||Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgG||9360-9|
- B quintana IgG
- B quintana IgM
- Bartonella quintana Abs