CDC-recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis in nasopharyngeal swab and nasal wash specimens.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Respiratory specimen: Aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or swab.
Fluid: Transfer 2 ml respiratory specimen to 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.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060037||Bordetella pertussis Source||31208-2|
|0065078||Bordetella pertussis by PCR||23826-1|
- B pertussis PCR