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Bordetella pertussis PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Nose and or throat swab (or PNS), remel tube MR4 media (red topped, pink liquid),


Turnaround Time:

3-4 days

Detection of Bordetalla DNA in clinical samples for the diagnosis of whooping cough

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect results: 
Reference Lab: Manchester Medical Microbiology