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Bordetella pertussis PCR

Updated

4/8/2010

Other Names Pertussis PCR; PCR, Pertussis; Whooping cough PCR
How to Order
Check the Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis
PCR box under CULTURE on the General Microbiology Request Form (form 60)
Availability
All clients
Methodology
PCR
Performed
Daily, on regular business days
Time to Reporting
1 to 3 working days
CPT Code
87801 x2


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Collection kits available on request (503-693-4114). Collect nasopharyngeal specimen using a Dacron tip swab on a flexible wire shaft and submit in a dry plastic specimen tube. Detailed instructions for collection and submission can be found at:
http://public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/Documents/pertuss.pdf
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
 
Handling
Swab in dry transport tube.
Transport
Swabs should be refrigerated pending transport and then shipped on wet ice.
Rejection Criteria
Non-nasopharyngeal specimens, unlabeled specimens, specimens not submitted in appropriate transport tube or specimens with incomplete requisition forms.
Comments
PCR assays are routinely performed for both B. Pertussis and parapertussis. For addition information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.