Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis CultureMain Content
Test Code: 5260
Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge.
Clinical Significance: Bordetella pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. Bordetella parapertussis is a related organism and causes a similar but milder disease.
Alternative Name(s): Whooping Cough
Supply: S10 Blue Top, Mini Tip, e-Swab
Preferred Specimen: Nasopharyngeal swab - Collected in eSwab Mini-Top transport system (blue cap)
Preferred Volume: 1 Blue Top, Mini Tip, e-Swab
Transport Container: Blue Top, Mini Tip, e-Swab
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 4 Days
- Anterior nasal/nares
- Dry Swab
- Amies Bacterial Culture Swab
- Amies with Charcoal Bacterial Culture Swab
Special Instructions: Mini-tip swabs must be used for nasopharyngeal specimens and placed in eSwab medium. Do not use rayon or cotton-tipped swabs, since they may be toxic to Bordetella.
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.