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Bordetella pertussis Culture

Lab Section: Microbiology  
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Methodology: Standard culture method
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: Nasopharyngeal swab or Nasal washings in a sterile container
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.


Presumptive positives are sent to the State DPH Laboratory for confirmation.

Reference Interval:  No Growth of B.pertussis
CPT Code(s): 87081
Last Changed: 08/17/2011 10:49:10
Last Reviewed: 09/15/2014 13:52:28