Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCRMain Content
Test code: 11365
CPT code(s): 87798 (x2)
Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
Includes: B. pertussis DNA PCR and B. parapertussis DNA PCR
Alternative name(s): Whooping Cough; D. parapertussis/pertussis DNA
Clinical significance: Bordetella pertussis is the cause of whooping cough that may occur in unimmunized individuals. B. parapertussis is a related organism that causes a similar, but milder, disease. Laboratory diagnosis may require both culture and serological confirmation, although culture is difficult.
Supply: S05 - VCM Nasal Swab
Preferred specimen(s): Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash/lavage OR Nasal swab
- Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash/lavage: 1mL
- Nasal Swab: 1 swab
Transport container: Nasal VCM
Transport temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen stability: Refrigerated: 7 days
Special Instructions: DO NOT use calcium alginate swabs, as they may contain substances that inhibit PCR
Rejection Criteria: Amies Gel Bacterial Transport Swab
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