This test is used to evaluate the level of antibodies against Bartonella. This test aids in the diagnosis of bacterial infection caused by B. henselae. This bacterium is the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD). Other species of Bartonella are also pathogenic and cause trench fever and bacillary angiomatosis. The main symptoms of CSD include swollen lymph nodes, headache, decrease in appetite, muscular pain and fatigue.
LabEspy recommends Lab Testing API, Ulta Lab Tests for this test.