Bartonellosis is a group of emerging infectious diseases caused by bacteria belonging to the Bartonella genus. Bartonella includes at least 22 named species of bacteria that are mainly transmitted by carriers (vectors), including fleas, lice, or sandflies. Both domestic and wild animals can be infected with Bartonella species (Bartonella spp) by these vectors. Among the Bartonella spp, at least 14 have been implicated in diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people (zoonotic disease). Of these zoonotic species, several may be transmitted to humans by companion animals (dogs and cats), typically through a bite or scratch.
Biomarkers included in this panel:
The Bartonella henselae antibody (IgG) screen is a serological test used to detect the presence of IgG antibodies against Bartonella henselae, the bacterium responsible for Cat Scratch Disease (CSD). This screening test is essential in the diagnoLearn more
Bartonella henselae antibody (IgG) testing is a critical diagnostic tool for identifying past or chronic infection with Bartonella henselae, the bacterium primarily responsible for causing Cat Scratch Disease (CSD). This test measures the level ofLearn more
Bartonella henselae antibody (IgM) testing plays a crucial role in the serological diagnosis of acute infections caused by Bartonella henselae, the bacterium responsible for Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) and other associated conditions. IgM antibodies arLearn more
The Bartonella quintana antibody (IgG) screen is a serological test designed to detect the presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies specific to Bartonella quintana, a bacterium known for causing trench fever, bacillary angiomatosis, and endocardLearn more
Bartonella quintana antibody (IgM) testing is an important diagnostic tool used to detect acute infections caused by Bartonella quintana, a bacterium associated with several serious conditions, including trench fever, bacillary angiomatosis, and endoLearn more