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​Bordetella pertussis/ parapertussis PCR Nasopharyngeal

Upper Respiratory

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Aspirate
  • Swab
​Container

Aspirate

Swab

​Required Volume

Aspirate

  • Optimal Volume: 1.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
​Collection Procedure
​Swab
  • Insert swab into 2 mL transport medium tube and break swab shaft to replace cap            
​Stability/Storage

Aspirate

  • Refrigerate at 2 to 8°C if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory

Swab

  • Stable at room temperature for 24 hours if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory
  • Greater than 24 hours, refrigerate at 2 to 8°C      
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • Whooping cough

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-309 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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