Pertussis Titer for minors
Testing for minors <16 years old
This blood titer test measures the Bordatella pertussis (Whooping Cough) IgG antibody level.
Establish evidence of infection/exposure to Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough Patients with acute infection develop IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies to fimbrial agglutinogens, and IgM and IgA antibodies are probably diagnostic. Following vaccination, IgG and IgM antibodies can be demonstrated.