Bartonella Antibody Panel, IFA CSF
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
REFERENCE RANGE: <1:1
<1:1 Antibody Not Detected
> or = 1:1 Antibody Detected
Infection with Bartonella henselae has been associated with cat
scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis and
febrile bacteremia syndrome. Infection with Bartonella quintana
has been associated with trench fever and bacillary angiomatosis
in both HIV positive and negative individuals.
IgG crossreactivity between B. henselae and B. Quintana may
occur at any titer; however, the infecting species will typically
have the higher IgG titer. Crossreactivity of IgM between
the two species is limited and typically is not seen.
Diagnosis of infections of the central nervous system can be
accomplished by demonstrating the presence of intrathecally-
produced specific antibody. However, interpreting results is
complicated by low antibody levels found in CSF, passive
transfer of antibody from blood, and contamination via bloody
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