Bartonella Species AB (IgG,IgM) w/ Reflex to Titer [34251X]

Test Code
CATAB

CPT Codes
86611 (x4)

Includes
Bartonella henselae IgG, IgM; Bartonella quintana IgG, IgM.

If B. henselae (IgG) screen is positive, the B. henselae (IgG) titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86611).
If B. quintana (IgG) screen is positive, the B. quintana (IgG) titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86611).
If B. henselae (IgM) screen is positive, the B. henselae (IgM) titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86611).
If B. quintana (IgM) screen is positive, the B. quintana (IgM) titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86611).


Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.

Limitations
B. quintana and B. henselae as well as chlamydia species and Coxiella burnetii may cross-react and produce false-positive results.

Reference Range

Negative



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.

Performed By
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.