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BART / BART-M
BARTONELLA ANTIBODY PANEL, IGG AND IGM, SERUM

Test Code BART / BART-M 
Test BARTONELLA ANTIBODY PANEL, IgG AND IgM, SERUM 
Methodology Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) 
Description Includes Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana.

Useful for rapid diagnosis of bartonella infection, especially in the context of a cat scratch or histopathology showing typical features of stellate microabscesses and / or a positive Warthin-Starry stain. 

Specimen Draw blood in either a plain red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL (minimum: 0.2 mL) of serum FROZEN in plastic vial. 
Reference Values Bartonella henselae
IgG: < 1:128
IgM: < 1:20
Bartonella quintana
IgG: < 1:128
IgM: < 1:20 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86611  B. henselae, IgG
86611  B. henselae, IgM
86611  B. quintana, IgG
86611  B. quintana, IgM