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.
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|
|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