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.
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



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.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
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
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Aliases
  • Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis
  • Bordetella Pertussis, parapertussis Molecular Detection
  • Whooping Cough
Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR