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Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis PCR

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
BPPT VIR3
Specimen Type:
NPH swab (flocked or non-flocked) in M4 viral transport media on ice
Tube Type:
NPH swab (flocked or non-flocked) in M4 viral transport media
Collection Volume:
2-3 mLs M4 Viral transport medium
Cause for Rejection:
Incorrect collection site (e.g. nasal); incorrect swab (e.g. e-swab culturette); swab not in M4 (e.g. dry swab)
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
DNA detection by RT PCR on the Aries analyzer
Special Instructions:
Send on ice to lab immediately. Specimens received by 1300 will be processed the same day.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
1-3 days
Additional Info:
  • Reference Range:
  • NEGATIVE: B. pertussis target nucleic acid is NOT DETECTED.
  • NEGATIVE: B. parapertussis target nuc. acid is NOT DETECTED.
  • CPT Code:
    87798x2
    Synonyms:
    Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis by PCR
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