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BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS CULTURE

Synonym(s): Pertussis Culture

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen Required

Nasopharyngeal aspirate or pernasal swab in transport medium, i.e. Amies medium with charcoal. The transport medium can be obtained from Client and Specimen Management (Tel: 6321 4950). Collect the sample according to procedures provided with the transport medium.

 

Storage and TransportSample should be despatched to the laboratory as soon as possible.
MethodCulture
Test ResultBordetella pertussis isolated;
No Bordetella pertussis isolated
Turnaround TimeNegative: 7 days
Positive: 4 – 14 days
Day(s) Test Set upMonday - Saturday
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Last Modified Date :29 Dec 2017