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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.
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