Ordering Recommendation

Evaluation of IgM pertussis antibodies has little clinical utility. CDC-recommended first-line tests for pertussis are Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR (0065080) and/or Bordetella pertussis Culture (0060117).

Mnemonic
BORDM BLOT
Methodology

Qualitative Immunoblot

Performed

Tue, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heat-inactivated specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by Immunoblot
Effective February 19, 2013
Components Reference Interval
Bordetella pertussis Ab, IgM by Immunoblot Interp Negative
B. pertussis, IgM Immunoblot PT Negative
B. pertussis, IgM Immunoblot FHA Negative

Interpretive Data

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This assay tests for the presence of pertussis toxin (PT) and filamentous hemagglutinin antibody (FHA).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86615

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2004323 B. pertussis Ab, IgM Immunoblot Interp 29673-1
2004324 B. pertussis, IgM Immunoblot FHA 43882-0
2004325 B. pertussis, IgM Immunoblot PT 23832-9
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Aliases
  • B. pertussis IgM immunoblot
  • Pertussis Antibody
  • Pertussis IgM Ab Immunoblot
Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by Immunoblot