Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR
0065080
Ordering Recommendation
CDC recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis.
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.
Submit With Order
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
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
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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Aliases
  • Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis
  • Bordetella Pertussis, parapertussis Molecular Detection
  • Whooping Cough