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5260: Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis, Culture Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status CULTURE  Not isolated   
Bordetella Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 ESwab(modified Amies)   Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Regan-Lowe Media/Swab   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

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

Mini-tip swabs must be used for nasopharyngeal specimens and
placed in ESwab or Regan-Lowe transport medium. For Regan-Lowe
transport medium, collect specimen using mini-tip calcium alginate
or dacron swab. Place swab in Regan-Lowe transport medium for
culture. Pre-incubation of the inoculated Regan-Lowe medium at
36 degrees C overnight before transit will increase survivability
of Bordetella species.
Transport pre-incubated Regan-Lowe refrigerated, preferable, or
room temperature. Do not use rayon or cotton-tipped swabs, since
they may be toxic to Bordetella
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
87081

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: Anterior nasal/nares; dry swab; Amies; Amies with charcoal culture swab Transport Temperature: Refrigerated






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