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Bordetella Pertussis

Bordetella Pertussis is a bacterium that causes pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. It’s a highly contagious respiratory infection characterized by severe coughing fits. The Bordetella Pertussis IgG antibodies test is a blood test that measures the level of IgG antibodies against Bordetella Pertussis in the blood. The presence of IgG antibodies indicates that a person has been exposed to the bacteria, either through infection or vaccination.


  • Test Name Bordetella Pertussis (IgG antibodies- Quantitative)
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No fasting is required for this test. Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking.
  • Report Time 3 days

The test is crucial in determining an individual's immune response to Bordetella Pertussis. It aids in diagnosing whooping cough, especially in cases where symptoms may not be typical. The test is also important for evaluating if an individual has developed immunity after receiving the pertussis vaccine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bordetella Pertussis is the bacterium that causes whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease. The test is important for diagnosing the disease and understanding if an individual has immunity against it.

Whooping cough typically starts with cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, mild cough, and fever. It progresses to severe coughing fits that may be followed by a high-pitched "whoop" sound during the next breath of air. It is especially dangerous for babies and young children.

A healthcare professional will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm. This sample will be sent to a laboratory to measure the level of IgG antibodies against Bordetella Pertussis.

Higher levels of IgG antibodies suggest that you have been exposed to Bordetella Pertussis, either through vaccination or infection. Low levels of antibodies may indicate a lack of immunity.

No special preparation is needed for this test. However, it is important to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking.

The results can be used to diagnose whooping cough, particularly if someone has been exposed to an infected individual or if typical symptoms are present. It can also be used to determine if someone is immune after receiving the pertussis vaccine.

Yes, you can have antibodies if you have been vaccinated against whooping cough.

The vaccine is effective but immunity can wane over time. Booster shots are often recommended for certain age groups and individuals at high risk.

Treatment usually involves antibiotics to kill the bacteria. It’s important to start antibiotics early in the infection.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent whooping cough. Practicing good hygiene, like washing your hands regularly and covering your mouth while coughing, can also help prevent the spread of the disease.

Yes, whooping cough can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. It can cause complications such as pneumonia, seizures, and in severe cases, death.

People who have been exposed to an individual with whooping cough, those with symptoms of the disease, and individuals who need to confirm immunity due to vaccination or a previous infection should get tested.

Having received the pertussis vaccine can affect the results, as can recent infections with similar bacteria.

If you have high levels of antibodies due to an active infection, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. If it is due to vaccination, no action is necessary.

If your results are abnormal, you should consult your doctor who may refer you to an infectious disease specialist if necessary.

The Bordetella Pertussis IgG antibodies test is an essential tool in managing and preventing the spread of whooping cough. Understanding whether an individual has immunity, either through vaccination or past infection, is crucial for protecting vulnerable populations such as infants and those with weakened immune systems. If you suspect you may have been exposed to whooping cough or need to check your immunity status, consult your doctor regarding the Bordetella Pertussis IgG antibodies test.

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