Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)
83898 – PCR
Synthetic- tipped (eg Dacron or polyester) nasopharyngeal swab in a dry 15 ml conical tube (or other empty, sterile, leakproof, screw cap tube or vial)
Click here for nasopharyngeal swab collection procedure.
Store specimen in the refrigerator (2-8ºC) or at room temperature.
Swabs are acceptable up to 3 days after collection.
Transport specimen to the laboratory on cold pack or at room temperature.
Cotton-tipped swabs; wooden shafted swabs
Testing is performed on an as-needed basis.
PCR Results will be available within 1-2 days after receiving the specimen.
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