Test Overview

Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range*

IgG: <1:128, IgM: <1:20

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

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.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Saturday

Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code

BART

MiChart Code

Bartonella Antibody Panel

Synonyms

Synonyms

Bacillary Angiomatosis Serology
Bartonella henselae
Bartonella quintana
Cat Scratch Disease Antibody
Rochalimaea
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

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Laboratory

Sendout

Laboratory Reference

Mayo BART (81575)

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.

Container

Yellow Top Tube

Normal Volume

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL serum

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

86611 x4

LOINC

Z280-8

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