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

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 Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
BART
MiChart Code
Bartonella Antibody Panel
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
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo BART (81575)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
86611 x4
Fee Code
32070
LOINC
Z280-8
NY State Approved
No