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BPDNA
B. PERTUSSIS + B. PARAPERTUSSIS PCR

Test Code BPDNA 
Test B. PERTUSSIS + B. PARAPERTUSSIS PCR 
Methodology PCR 
Description Clinical assay intended to detect the presence of Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) and Bordetella parapertussis in respiratory specimens. 
Specimen NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB
Collect specimen using a flocked swab and place in universal transport medium (UTM). Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.


NOTE: NASAL SOURCE ACCEPTED, BUT NOT RECOMMENDED

CAUSES FOR REJECTION: Swab submitted in charcoal-containing transport media 

Reference Values Not Detected 
Analytic Time 1 Day; Maximum Laboratory Time - 5 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Tuesday and Friday (Varies) 
CPT Code(s) 87801