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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