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Bordetella culture (whooping cough)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Pernasal swab


Turnaround Time:


Culture for B.pertussis and b.parapertussis

Other Comments:

Collection container: Amies thin wire swab with charcoal

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided:

Specimen transport: Specimens should be transported as soon as possible.