Pertussis Culture; Bordetella Pertussis; Pertussis DNA By PCR; Pertusis By PCR, Pertussis Culture
Respiratory specimens on rayon or dacron swab, or direct respiratory specimen such as BAL, respiratory aspirate, or sputum. Please note specimen source. Unacceptable conditions are calcium-alginate swabs (shown to inhibit PCR) and respiratory aspriates
Specimen Minimum Volume
Specimen Stability Information
Respiratory specimen (2 mL) on swab or direct respiratory speciimen should be sent in sterile container, or in viral transport media. Specimen should be refrigerated for transport to the laboratory and then frozen upon receipt. Stability is ambient 4 ho
The PCR testing is performed by the reference laboratory. Viral culture media may be obtained from the Laboratory.
As ordered. Turn around time is 2-5 days.