CDC-recommended test for the diagnosis of pertussis.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Respiratory specimen: Aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), swab or sputum.
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.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0065078||Bordetella pertussis by PCR||23826-1|
|0065079||Bordetella parapertussis by PCR||29723-4|
|2002176||B. pertussis/parapertussis Source||31208-2|
- Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis
- Bordetella Pertussis, parapertussis Molecular Detection
- Whooping Cough