Nasopharyngeal aspirate or pernasal swab in transport medium, i.e. Amies medium with charcoal. The transport medium can be obtained from Client and Specimen Management (Tel: 6321 4950). Collect the sample according to procedures provided with the transport medium.
Sample should be despatched to the laboratory as soon as possible.
Bordetella pertussis isolated; No Bordetella pertussis isolated
Negative: 7 days Positive: 4 – 14 days
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