Bordetella pertussis IgA Antibodies

Last Modified: 3/17/2016 12:34:37 PM

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Mix by inverting tube 5 times.
Separate serum from cells immediately under 2 hours of collection. 
Transfer serum to plastic vial
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
2 weeks Refrigerated
1 year Frozen

avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Rejection Criteria: Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens
Reference Range:
Bordetella pertussis Ab, IgA by Immunoblot Interp
B. pertussis, IgA Immunoblot PT
B. pertussis, IgA Immunoblot FHA
Test Comments: This assay tests for the presence of pertussis toxin (PT) and filamentous hemagglutinin antibody (FHA).
Methodology: Qualitative Immunoblot
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 9 days
Days Performed: Tuesday
Sites Performed: South Bend Medical Foundation to ARUP Lab
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 45768
Alternate Test Names: B Pertussis IgA; BORDA BLOT; Pertussis; Whooping Cough
CPT Coding: 86615

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