Ordering Recommendation

CDC-recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis.

Mnemonic
BPERT
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-7 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 sterile container. (Min: 0.5 ml) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport m 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
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060037 Bordetella pertussis Source 31208-2
0065078 Bordetella pertussis by PCR 23826-1
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Aliases
  • B pertussis PCR
Bordetella pertussis by PCR