Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 14, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Bordetella Pertussis DNA

  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Culturette-Nasopharyngeal

Also Acceptable:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Sterile Tube
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Culturette-Nasopharyngeal. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Sterile Tube. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Alternate Submission Requirements:
    Nasopharyngeal swabs in non-nutritive transport medium (Liquid Stuart or Liquid Amies without charcoal.)
Rejection Criteria:
  • Swabs received in Viral Transport Media
    Nasal and Throat swabs
    Swabs in medium containing charcoal and nutritive medium
    Swab in vacutainer tubes
Stability:Ambient: 5 Day(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Loop-Mediated Isothermal DNA Amplification
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87798
Interpretive Data:

This assay was performed by illumigene, which detects the target regions of Bordetella pertussis genomes by DNA amplification.
Performance has been established with nasopharyngeal swab specimens only.
It is a qualitative assay and does not distinguish between viable and nonviable organisms.

Negative results do not preclude infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other patient management decisions.
Results of some tests may be reported as invalid due to substances in the specimen that are inhibitory to PCR amplification, such as Zincum Gluconicum (7%) and Casein (>5mg/mL).
  • 2773 - B PERTUSSIS DNA
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