BORDATELLA PERTUSSIS DNA AMPLIFICATION FROM NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB (PCR)

Synonyms: Pertussis PCR
Computer Code: (BPERD)
Specimen Collection: Nasopharyngeal swab, using Bordetella swab.
Minimum Volume:
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature or 4 ºC for less than or equal to 24 hours. Do not use Calcuim alginate or wooden swabs or cotton swabs.
Reference Values: Negative.
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: 2 x/d M-F, 1 x/d Sat, Sun and holidays
Routine TAT: 4-24 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87798
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII