Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG
The Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG detects antibodies and helps determine if an individual has been vaccinated against or previously infected by bordetella pertussis.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Tetanus and Diphtheria Antibody Profile Blood Test to detect antibodies and help determine if an individual has been vaccinated against or previously infected by bordetella pertussis. Pertussis, or "whooping cough," is a respiratory infection that causes uncontrollable coughing. This infection is caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. The name of the disease comes from the whooping noise individuals might make when they try to breathe in after coughing. Whooping cough is contagious and can affect all ages, but it can be especially severe in babies not yet vaccinated. Nearly half of the babies under age one infected with whooping cough need care in the hospital.
Other signs or symptoms of whooping cough include:
- Runny nose
- Mild fever
- Rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched "whoop" sound
- For babies, symptoms may be more severe (apnea or they may start to turn blue)
When should I order a Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG?
Often certain companies or institutions require their workers or students to provide proof of immunizations. This blood titer test can determine if an individual has antibodies to a disease because they've received a vaccination or already have the disease and are no longer susceptible. If not, individuals will generally need a vaccine or a booster. Individuals are advised to contact their healthcare provider for further questions regarding immunity.
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