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Bordetella pertussis PCR *

SIM

20519 

CPT

87798 X2 

Synonyms

Whooping cough PCR,B.pertussis PCR, B.pertussis-B.parapertussis PCR 

Specimen Type

Nasopharyngeal  swab (NP)  or throat swab in  transport medium; nasal wash acceptable but not preferred. 

Container

 Nasal swabs(dacron or rayon) and transport media available from lab.Call 560-6212. Lab has kits and collection instructions available.

Collection Instructions

Collection instructions available from the lab. (560-6212)

Volume

One swab in Universal transport medium

Additional Information

This is not the test for B. pertussis culture. The collection and order is separate from this test. Call lab for collection kit and instructions.
Specimens are sent Mon-Sat. only. No Sundays or holidays.
This tes includes Bordetella parapertussis also.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Do not freeze swab.

Transport Requirements

 Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated 7 days ; Room Temperature: 5 days

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not in transport media.  Swabs in Regan-Lowe culture media;calcium alginate swabs

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Bordetella pertussis DNA and Bordetella parapertussis DNA

Methodology

Real time polymerase chain reaction  (PCR)

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

138677 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/5/2018 

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test  

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 05, 2018

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