Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis PCR
NPH flocked swab
1 NPH swab; The NPH swab broken off in M4 viral transport medium is also acceptable.
Cause for rejection:
incorrect sample type
ambient or refrigerated
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Send to lab immediately. Specimens received by 1100 will be processed the same day
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.