Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis PCR

Molecular Diagnostics:DNA

Test ID/Workstation: BPPRT DNA2

Specimen Type: NPH flocked swab

Tube Type: 1 NPH swab; The NPH swab broken off in M4 viral transport medium is also acceptable.

Cause for rejection: incorrect sample type

Storage: ambient or refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Special Instructions: Send to lab immediately. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8722

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference Range: Negative: No Bordetella pertussis detected.
Negative: No Bordetella parapertussis detected.

NOTE: Cross-reactivity with Bordetella holmesii and some strains of Bordetella bronchiseptica may occur. Bordetella holmesii and Bordetella bronchiseptica infections are rare.

CPT Code: 87798x2

Synonyms: Pertussis PCR

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