Bordetella pertussis IgM Antibodie

Test ID: 

704747

CPT code:

86615

Clinical Use:

Establish evidence of early/acute infection with 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. The presence of specific IgM in a single sample may indicate an acute infection and should be considered suggestive of recent infection or a presumptive diagnosis of a supporting clinical presentation.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

0.4 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 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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