CDC-recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis. Consider concurrent testing with Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR (0065080).
Preliminary: as soon as positive detected; Final: Negative at 7 days
Nasal aspirate or washing or nasopharyngeal swab.
Aspirate or Washing: Transfer to a sterile container.(Min: 0.5 mL). Nasopharyngeal Swab: Place swab in Regan-Lowe transport media and incubate for 24-48 hours at 35°C (ARUP supply# 24962). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Also acceptable: Swab in Jones Kendrick media or Amies with charcoal media, or swabs in described media sent directly without incubation.
Room temperature or refrigerated.
Sputum, Eswabs or medias other than listed above.
Specimen source preferred.
Incubated Regan-Lowe: Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unincubated Regan-Lowe, Amie with charcoal swab, Aspirate or Washing: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for Bordetella pertussis.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis detection by PCR also available (0065080).
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060117||Culture, Bordetella pertussis||549-6|
- B. pertussis culture
- culture, B. pertussis
- Culture, Bordetella pertussis
- Pertussis Culture
- Whooping Cough Culture