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Bordetella pertussis, Nasopharyngeal Culture
- Bordetella pertussis Culture
- Culture, Bordetella pertussis, Nasopharyngeal
- Pertussis Culture
- Whooping Cough Culture
Isolate and identify B pertussis and B parapertussis; establish diagnosis of whooping cough
Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA/PCR) procedures provide more rapid results and have been increasingly used in the diagnosis of B pertussis infection. Studies have shown that the best yield is obtained when PCR and culture are used to diagnose this infection.
are used to diagnose this infection.
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab
Guide the flexible swab into the contour of the nares and into the nasopharynx. Pass the swab gently through the nose. Leave swab in place near septum and floor of nose for 15 to 30 seconds. Rotate and remove. Place into special transport media available from the laboratory.
Causes for Rejection
The request form must state evaluate for Bordetella pertussis.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|180224||B pertussis, Nasophar Culture||48741-3||180224||B pertussis, Nasophar Culture||48741-3|