Bordetella Pertussis AB IgG
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business days

Description:
Testing for the presence of IgG antibodies to Bordetella pertussis by the the MAID assay has proven to be a highly sensitive and specific method for detecting IgG antibodies to pertussis toxin (PT) and filamentous hemagglutinin antigen (FHA).

Levels of antibody recognizing pertussis toxin and filamentous hemagglutinin antigen (FHA) are typically increased following either vaccination or natural exposure to Bordetella pertussis. Detection of IgG antibody is more sensitive than detection of IgA antibody, since not all vaccinated or exposed individuals mount a detectable IgA response. This assay is not appropriate for assessing immunity to pertussis because the specific antibodies and antibody levels that correlate with protection have not been well defined. The indicated reference range values reflect the 95th percentile of antibody levels from blood donors; thus, antibody suggestive of recent infection or vaccination.

Includes:
Pertussis toxin IgG, Filamentous Hemagglutinin Antigen IgG

Methodology:
Multi-Analyte Immunodetection (MAID)

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.