Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Bartonella Serology

Test Name: Bartonella Serology
Alternate Name(s): Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonella) Antibody
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Blood-5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer
Collection Information: Collect acute and convalescent blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Please review the Public Health Ontario Laboratory Services Test Information
Index: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/bartonella-henselae
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2021-07-21
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: IFA
Critical Information Required: A completed Public Health Requisition with the following information is required:
- Clinical symptoms
- Exposure (e.g. animal contact)
- Onset date
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CATSF
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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