Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR
0065080
Ordering Recommendation
CDC recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis.
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Mnemonic
BORD PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), swab or sputum.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 2 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787
Swabs:
Place in viral transport media.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen  
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium-alginate swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks.  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798 x 2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0065078Bordetella pertussis by PCR
0065079Bordetella parapertussis by PCR
2002176B. pertussis/parapertussis Source
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Cross References
  • Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis
  • Bordetella Pertussis, parapertussis Molecular Detection
  • Whooping Cough