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Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BPDNA
Performed by? Reference Laboratory - ARUP web page for Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis, PCR test details.
Sendout? yes
Price range $$$$
Principle This is a sensitive and specific assay for the presence of Bordetella pertussis and is preferred to direct FA, which is no longer offered.

Request culture if B. pertussis is suspected.
Method PCR
Container type sterile, screw-capped container
Amount to Collect 2 mL
Sample type Nasopharyngeal aspirate, wash or NP swab in viral transport media or sterile saline
Special instructions Specimen source required.
Synonyms Whooping Cough (Pertussis/Parapertussis) PCR;Pertussis PCR;
Last Updated 7/15/2014 4:51:40 PM
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