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34966: Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Smear, DFA Print View
Specimen Source:      
B. pertussis DFA DFA  Not detected   
B. parapertussis, DFA DFA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 ESwab Media/NP Swab   Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amies Media/NP Swab   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Stuart's Med/NP Aspirate   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Smear/Slides   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Stuart's Med/NP Swab   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  

Bordetella pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. Bordetella parapertussis is a related organism and causes a similar but milder disease.

Preferred specimen is nasopharyngeal swab collected in ESwab
Mini-tip transport system (blue-cap). Mini-tip swabs with
flexible shafts must be used to obtain nasopharyngeal specimens.
Alternatively, two (2) air-dried slides with one or two smears
on each, prepared from a nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate,
packaged in slide carrier is acceptable. Single slides will only
be stained for B. pertussis.
Amies or Stuart transport without charcoal can also be used.
Note that Amies or Stuart are not acceptable for culture.
Transport temperature refrigerated (Cold-Pak) is preferred.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87265x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Single slides will only have B.pertussis performed; broken slides; transport media containing charcoal. Transport Temperature: Nasopharyngeal slide: Room temperature Nasopharyngeal swab: Refrigerated






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