Bordetella Culture Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: MP00623
Availability: Daily, Monday - Saturday
Turn-around Time: 4-10 days
Recommended Uses: Detection of upper respiratory tract infections due to Bordetella species.
Contraindications: Diagnosis of lower respiratory infections; patients who have completed antimicrobial therapy within one week of specimen collection
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: Nasopharyngeal swabs or aspirates in media appropriate for the culture of Bordetella species
Specimen Handling & Transport: Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible with a cool pack. Any delay will decrease our ability to culture the organism because of die-off of the Bordetella during transport.
Collection Kit/Container: Pertussis (a.k.a Whooping Cough, Bordetella)
Collection Instructions:
Unacceptable Conditions: Dry swabs and swabs in viral transport are unacceptable for Bordetella culture. Avoid temperature extremes.
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: Negative for Bordetella species; Culture shows Bordetella (species)
Limitations: Only Bordetella species of clinical significance will be identified. A negative result does not rule out infection with Bordetella species. Overgrowth by normal patient flora may inhibit growth of Bordetella species.
Additional Tests Recommended: Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis PCR (Test Code MP00311)
Additional Comments: Bordetella holmseii will not be recovered with the culture methods employed. Bordetella PCR is the optimal test for the detection of Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis infection.
Methodology: Bacterial culture
Includes: Culture for all Bordetella species of clinical significance
CPT Code: 87081
Price: $87.00
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