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Test ID BORDG Bordetella pertussis Antibody, IgG, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis of recent infection with Bordetella pertussis in patients with symptoms consistent with whooping cough for 2 or more weeks


This test should not be used in neonates, young infants or in children between the ages of 4 to 7 years as the routine childhood vaccine schedule may interfere with result interpretation.


This test should not be used as a test of cure, to monitor response to treatment, or to determine vaccine status.

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

B. pertussis Ab, IgG, S

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

This test should be ordered in patients with 2 or more weeks of symptoms consistent with whooping cough. Nucleic acid amplification testing for Bordetella pertussis should be used in patients who have been symptomatic less than 2 weeks; order BPRP / Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 30 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reference Values

≥100 IU/mL (Positive)

40-<100 IU/mL (Borderline)

<40 IU/mL (Negative)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

Same day/1 to 7 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BORDG B. pertussis Ab, IgG, S 42330-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
BIGG B. pertussis IgG 29659-0
DEXBG B.pertussis Value 42330-1


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send Infectious Disease Serology Test Request (T916) with the specimen.