Bordetella Pertussis PCR

Test Information

Test Name

Bordetella Pertussis PCR


Whooping cough





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Many services are free for eligible patients. A minimum charge may apply. Prices listed are for unfunded, individual, requests. Please contact us for commercial testing.

Preferred Specimen

Nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media

Testing Location

PLBOP Microbiology/ Referral Laboratory

Clinical Update

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Collection Information


Refer to clinical update on Swab collection requirement

Refer to Test Reference Manual

Processing Information

Registration Code



Culture discontinued, replaced by PCR (Molecular) testing.

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referred to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Process in-house PLBOP Microbiology

- Whakatane

Process in-house PLBOP Microbiology

- Rotorua

Process in-house PLBOP Microbiology

- Taupo

Process in-house PLBOP Microbiology

Send Away Notes

Preferred sample type: Dry nasopharyngeal swab or nasopharyngeal aspirate/washings. Swabs in microbiological transport medium are not suitable.

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