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Bordetella pertussis IgM Antibody

Mnemonic:    [B pert IgM]
Name:    Bordetella pertussis IgM Antibody
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. If the information is available, mark the sample as "acute" or "convalescent".

Severely lipemic or hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2001769
  Method:    Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Processing Info:    If the test is Positive by ELISA, the B. pertussis Antibody, IgM Immunoblot (IB) will be reflexively performed. The IB is not individually orderable.