Lab Test : Bordetella Pertussis/parapertussis By PCR

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Alternate:Pertussis PCR, PCR for Pertussis/Parapertussis
Includes:Polymerase chain reaction methodology for detection of Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:PCRBP
Available:Mon - Sat, first shift only Specimens received before 12 noon result the same day
Turnaround:same day result if received before 12 noon.
Specimen:Preferred: NP swab collected from the posterior NP.
Alternate: Nasal wash or respiratory suction/sample
Volume:Preferred: 1 NP swab
Alternate: 1 ml of nasal wash or respiratory suction/sample
Container:Preferred: Swab in culturette or in M4 media.
Alternate: Sterile container for nasal wash or other respiratory suction/sample.
Temperature:Room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.

Rejection:non-respiratory sample
Normal:Negative for B. pertussis/parapertussis by PCR
Uses:Detects the presence of Bordetella pertussis and/or parapertussis
Limitations:A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection of pertussis or parapertussis
Method:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
 

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