Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BARTONELLA HENSELAE AB

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
BABRT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86111         Geisinger Epic ID: 33510

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow blood to clot at room temperature. Aseptically transfer serum to sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport refrigerated (cold packs) or frozen on dry ice. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative: B. henselae IgG Screen < 1:64: B. henselae IgG Titer
Negative: B. henselae IgM Screen < 1:20: B. henselae IgM Titer
Negative: B. quintana IgG Screen < 1:64: B. quintana IgG Titer
Negative: B. quintana IgM Screen < 1:20: B. quintana IgM Titer
CPT code(s):
86611 x 4
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Bartonella henselae (IgG, IgM), Bartonella quintana (IgG, IgM)
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Bartonella antibody panel, Bartonella species AB (IgG, IgM) with reflex to titer,
Cat scratch fever,
Quest test code 34251
Clinical significance:
Bartonella. henselae infections have been associated with many clinical presentations, including cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis, and bacteremia. B. quintana infections have been associated with trench fever and bacillary angiomatosis.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: 3 days.    
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