Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
Rapid diagnosis of Bartonella infection. Infection with Bartonella henselae has been associated with cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, and endocarditis. Infection with Bartonella quintana has been associated with trench fever, bacillary angiomatosis, and endocarditis.
IgG: <1:128, IgM: <1:20
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Extensive cross-reactivity occurs between Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana IgG antibodies; however, the infecting species ususally has the higher titer. Cross-reactivity of IgM between the two species is limited, and typically is not seen. Significant cross-reaction between Bartonella spp. and Chlamydia spp. has been reported.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Saturday
2 - 4 days
Soft Order Code
Bartonella Antibody Panel
Bacillary Angiomatosis Serology
Cat Scratch Disease Antibody
BARTONELLA ANTIBODY PANEL
B HENS IGG
B HENS IGM
B QUIN IGG
B QUIN IGM
BARTONELLA HENSELAE IGG
BARTONELLA HENSELAE IGM
BARTONELLA QUINTANA IGG
BARTONELLA QUINTANA IGM
Mayo BART (81575)
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