Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG
The Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG detects Bordetella Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Bordetella Parapertussis (Whooping cough-like syndrome).
The Bordetella pertussis blood test is primarily used to test for Bordetella pertussis bacterium. This bacteria is the cause of pertussis or whooping cough, a respiratory disease.
Symptoms during the first stage (1-2 weeks) of the infection include:
- Runny nose
- Mild cough
- Low-grade fever
Symptoms of later-stage pertussis:
- Fits of many, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound
- Vomiting during or after coughing fits
- Exhaustion after coughing fits
While pertussis vaccines are the most effective tool to prevent this disease, no vaccine is 100% effective. When pertussis circulates in the community, there is a chance that a fully vaccinated person, of any age, can catch this disease.
A positive Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies, IgG may indicate a current or recent exposure or immunization.
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