Pertussis- Culture & PCR
CMH Lab Section
Molecular Infectious Diseases
Contact the Microbioloby Lab (234-3386) for a collection kit.
Turn Around Time
PCR: testing performed Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Culture: 7 days
Kit contents: transport bag containing 1 Regan Lowe tube, 1 saline tube and 2 swabs.
Collection instructions will be included in the bag.
Please read instructions carefully.
Tubes that leak in transport will not be processed for PCR.
PCR for B. pertussis.
Culture for B. pertussis & B. parapertussis.
Culture: no Bordetella isolated.