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Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis PCR

Molecular Diagnostics : DNA

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
Cause for Rejection:
incorrect sample type, swab in culturette, swab not in M4
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
RNA detection by RT PCR on the Aries analyzer
Special Instructions:
Send on ice to lab immediately. Specimens received by 1500 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