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Bordetella pertussis/ parapertussis by PCR

Components

Name Method Department Units
Bordetella pertussis/para-PCR Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Battery Members

Bordetella Pertussis (PERTT); Parapertussis (PPERT), Pertussis Specimen Description (BPTSD)

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Tracheal aspirate

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Nasopharyngeal swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Alternate

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Alternate

eSwab (Amies Media)

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Nasal wash
  • Diluted specimen
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Specimen handling other than described
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Collect one posterior nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimen using swab included in collection kit. Place swab into the vial and cut the swab shaft leaving the swab tip in the vial. Make sure that no part of the swab remains above the top of the vial. Seal the vial tightly. Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87801