BORDETELLA PERT/PARAPERT PCR
Whooping Cough DNA by PCR
BORDETELLA DIRECT FA SMEAR
Pertussis DNA by PCR
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Establish diagnosis of pertussis (whooping cough).
No Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis DNA detected.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Swab posterior nasopharynx with calcium alginate, rayon, or dacron swab and place in M-4 RT media. Can be transported and stored at refrigerated or room temperature for up to 5 days. Do not use BD Eswab collection kit.