Test includes PCR and detection of Bordetella Pertusis DNA.
Requisition must specify Bordetella pertussis and/or B. parapertussis. The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the order or requisition.
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 sterile container. Nasopharyngeal washings or aspirate acceptable. Submit to the Clinical Microbiology laboratory IMMEDIATELY.