Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Diagnosis of recent infection with Bordetella pertussis in patients with > or = 2 weeks of symptoms consistent with whooping cough.
<40 IU/mL (negative)
Immune response following vaccination cannot be distinguished from recent infection. For diagnosis, clinical symptoms, the age and the vaccination history of the patient should always be taken into account alongside results by this assay. Whooping cough caused by Bordetella parapertussis will not be detected by this assay. The CDC recommends nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) or culture as first-line tests for Bordetella pertussis infection. However, serologic testing may be useful in patients showing symptoms for >2 weeks.
2 - 9 days
- Whooping Cough Antibody
- Pertussis Antibody
- B. pertussis IgG Antibodies
- DTAP Vaccine Response
Test is sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.