Bordetella pertussis IgM Antibody

Last Modified: 9/22/2021 12:02:19 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:
Because this test is for Research Use Only it will not be billed to Medicaid, Medicare or Medicare Advantage Plans.  The Patient will be responsible for  payment.
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Collection Instructions:

Clot for 30 minutes and
Centrifuge and separate from cells within fifteen minutes

Parallel testing is preferred
Label samples as: "acute" or "convalescent"
Convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute samples

Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
2 weeks Refrigerated (preferred)
1 year Frozen 
   Do not use frost-free units that undergo repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Reference Range:

Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by ELISA
0.9 U/mL or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable Bordetella pertussis IgM antibody.
1.0-1.1 U/mL: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.2 U/mL or greater: Positive - IgM antibody to Bordetella pertussis detected, which may indicate a current or recent exposure/immunization to B. pertussis.

Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgM by Immunoblot

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Clinical Significance: Detects levels of Bordetella Pertussis antibodies in the system
Documentation: This test is designated as a "Research Use ONLY" and requires and ABN as indicated. Medicare and Medicaid will not reimburse the cost of testing. 
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 5 to 12 days
Days Performed: Tuesday
Sites Performed: ARUP Lab
PHL Test Code: BTPM
EPIC Test Code: LAB2685
Send Out Test Code: 2001769
Alternate Test Names: B Pertussis IgM; Bordetella pertussis IgM Antibody, ELISA with Immu; Pertussis IgM Antibody
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86615 (86615)

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