Bordetella pertussis Antibodies, IgA, IgG, IgM

Test ID: 

705716

CPT code:

86615 (x3)

Clinical Use:

Establish evidence of infection/exposure to Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough

Additional Test Information:

Patients with acute infection develop IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies to fimbrial agglutinogens, and IgM and IgA antibodies are probably diagnostic. Following vaccination, IgG and IgM antibodies can be demonstrated, except in infants. IgA antibodies do not develop.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate. Serum samples can be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to seven days.

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

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