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Bordetella pertussis Culture * (DFA not included)

SIM

18032 

CPT

87081; 87265 

Synonyms

B.pertussis culture; Whooping Cough  Culture; Pertussis Culture;  

Specimen Type

Nasopharyngeal  swab (NP) only

Container

 Use flexible calcium alginate swabs and Bordetella transport media (Regan-Lowe) Swabs and media available from the lab. Call 560-6212. Lab has kits and collection instructions available.

Collection Instructions

1st swab-Guide the flexible swab into the contour of the nares and into nasopharynx. Pass the swab gently through the nose. Leave the swab in place near septum and floor of nose for 15-30 seconds. Rotate gently and remove. Place swab in media. Break or cut off the swab ensuring it is not protruding from the cap. Label specimen correctly.

Volume

 One culture

Additional Information

This is not the PCR for Bordetella. Collection and order is different. See Bordetella pertussis PCR in test catalog. Call Lab for any information.
Specimens are sent Mon-Sat. only. No Sundays or holidays. Specimen must be sent to lab by 8 am on Saturdays in order to be sent to reference lab.
DFA is not performed by Lab Corp and is not part of the test.
PCR procedures provide  more rapid results. Studies have shown that the best yield is obtained when PCR and Culture are used to diagnose infection.

Patient Preparation

Patient should not be on antimicrobial therapy.

Specimen Processing Instructions

Ensure specimen is in correct media.
 

Transport Requirements

 Culture- refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 

Rejection Criteria

Culture not labeled correctly. Specimen not in transport media. Nasal Washings; Throat swabs

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Culture for Bordetella pertussis 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

180224

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride  

Reviewed Date

2/5/2018 

Supplemental

*   Denotes Reference Lab test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 05, 2018

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