Bordetella Pertussis PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Bordetella Pertussis PCR

Synonyms

Whooping cough

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Nasopharyngeal swab

Testing Location

PLBOP Microbiology/ Referral Laboratory

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Preparation


Processing Information

Registration Code

BPCR

Notes

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

Hospital request process in-house PLBOP Microbiology ; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Taupo

Hospital request process in-house PLBOP Microbiology ; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

murray.robbinson@pathlab.co.nz

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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