The test is constructed to identify IgM and/ or IgG class antibodies in human plasma specific for Bartonella henselae and/ or Bartonella Quintana at the same time, with the use of indirect immunofluorescence method. Bartonella henselae causes the so called "cat scratch disease" among humans, while Bartonella quintana is responsible for the so called "trench fever".
The reservoir for these bacteria are mainly cats' fleas, garment lice and ticks. A direct contact with animal-connected material may also be a source of infection. A positive test result indicates the presence of antibodies directed against Bartonella henselae and/ or Bartonella quintana in a relevant class of antibodies.
Sample type: plasma, serum
Delivery and storage: at 4-8°C
Testing method: Indirect immunofluorescence (IFA)
Turn out time: up to 7 work days