Bordetella pertussis PCR PERSD

Method(s) Gene Amplification
Specimen Required
Collect

Using the liquid Amies collection device, collect a nasopharyngeal sample with the Rayon mini-tip swab. The swab is then placed in the liquid Amies transport medium.

Transport Specimen should be stored between 5ºC and 30ºC during transport. Specimens can be stored for up to 7 days at 2 - 8ºC.
Remarks

Pertussis Molecular Assay is for the detection of Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) in nasopharyngeal samples.

Stability

Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days. Do not freeze sample.

Unacceptable Conditions

Calcium alginate tipped nasopharyngeal swabs. (The material is inhibitory to PCR assay.)

Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri
Billing Code 3010225
CPTCode 87798
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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