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Biochemical identification of Bordetella pertussis.
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Send as growth on culture medium (preferred) or on a swab in transport medium. Cultures can be also be shipped frozen on dry ice. Due to special media requirements, please contact the laboratory 3 days prior to sending specimens.
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
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Suspected of infection caused by B. pertussis.
Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address and telephone number. Patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, date collected and test requested. Vaccine history (if known).
See reference below.
20 calendar days.
- Manual of Clinical Microbiology 9th edition. Edited by P. R. Murray, E. J. Baron, J. H. Jorgensen, M. L. Landry and M. A. Pfaller.