Bordetella pertussis PCR Performed at IDPH (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
87265 - No Fee
Test includes fluorescent antibody smear for specified organism.
Requisition must specify Bordetella pertussis and/or B. parapertussis. The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the order or requisition.
Transport medium; sealed sterile container.
Shape the flexible swab into the contour of the nares and into the nasopharynx. Pass the swab gently through the nose. Leave the swab in place near the septum and floor of nose for 15-30 seconds. Rotate and remove. Insert the swab into the transport medium. Nasopharyngeal washings or aspirate are preferred. Submit to the Clinical Microbiology laboratory IMMEDIATELY.