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BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS CULTURE

Synonym(s):

Pertussis Culture

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

​Sample should be despatched to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Method

​Culture

Test Results

Bordetella pertussis isolated;
No Bordetella pertussis isolated

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative: 7 days
Positive: 4 – 14 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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