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Bordetella Petussis IgA, IgG, and IgM by ELISA, reflex to Immunoblot


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Bordetella Petussis IgA, IgG, and IgM by ELISA, reflex to Immunoblot
Alternate Names
whooping cough
Test Code
BPertAB RFLX
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Requirements
Minimum of 1.0 mL serum
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (1)
Specimen Collection

Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of acute specimens.

  1. Label serum separator tube (SST) with two identifiers. Acceptable identifiers include patient’s name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
    Also, label the tube as ‘Acute’ or ‘Convalescent.’
  2. Allow SST contents to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and refrigerate.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated.
After separation from cells, specimens are stable if stored at room temperature for 2 days, refrigerated for 2 weeks, or frozen for 1 year.
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
86615x3, add 86615 for each confirmation