Ordering Recommendation

May confirm a current or past exposure to B. henselae or B. quintana in patient with typical signs and symptoms and a compatible exposure history.

Mnemonic
BARTONELLA
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: 0.3 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.

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
Available Separately
Components
Reference Interval
0050091 Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgG by IFA <1:64  Negative - No significant level of Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected.
1:64-1:128  Equivocal - Questionable presence of Bartonella henselae IgG antibody detected.  Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
≥1:256  Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Bartonella henselae detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
0050092 Bartonella henselae Antibody, IgM by IFA < 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.
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.

Interpretive Data

Refer to individual components.

Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. 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, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86611 x4

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050091 Bartonella henselae Antibody IgG 6954-2
0050092 Bartonella henselae Antibody IgM 6955-9
0050093 Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgM 9361-7
0050094 Bartonella quintana Antibody, IgG 9360-9
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Aliases
  • B henselae IgG
  • B henselae IgM
  • B quintana IgG
  • B quintana IgM
  • Bartonella henselae Abs
  • Bartonella Quintana, IgG/IgM
Bartonella henselae & B. quintana Antibodies, IgG & IgM