Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Bordetella pertussis, NAAT Order Code : LABBPERT
Note: Formerly Bordetalla pertussis Detection, PCR [LABBPERP]
Synonyms: Bordetella pertussis DNA amplification; B. pertussis PCR; Whooping Cough; Bordetella pertussis nucleic acid amplification; BPERP; LABBPERP
Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal swabs
Container Type: Nasopharyngeal swabs in Copan ESwab medium; Nasopharyngeal swabs in sterile tube without medium (Polyester, Flocked Nylon or Rayon)
Methodology: Loop-mediated isothermal nucleic acid amplification
Standard Run Times: Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time: 1 day
Special Handling: Ship immediately
CPT Codes: 87798
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB952
SHC EPIC Code: LABBPERT
Causes For Rejection: Throat swabs. Nasopharyngeal swabs in transport medium other then ESwab medium. Sputum, BAL or respiratory aspirate. Improperly labeled specimen. Specimen in wrong or leaking container.
Department: Microbiology