Bartonella Antibody Panel
Bacillary Angiomatosis (BA)
Cat Scratch Disease Antibody
Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae has become firmly established as the primary etiologic agent for cat scratch disease (CSD). Bartonella quintana, known for some time as a cause of trench fever, is also associated with CSD and bacillary angiomatosis (BA). Both diseases frequently affect immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with HIV-1. Although CSD is generally a self-limiting disease, it can be life-threatening.
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.
Specimen Storage Stability:
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination