Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Smear

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 12:33:03 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

Nasopheryngeal specimen in a Blue Capped E-Swab® (with Liquid Amies)

Collection Instructions: Nasopharyngeal Collection Instructions
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 4 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Broken slides • Transport media containing charcoal
Reference Range:
B. pertussis, DFA Not detected
B. parapertussis, DFA Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Direct Immunofluorescence Assay (DFA)
Clinical Significance: Bordetella pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. Bordetella parapertussis is a related organism and causes a similar but milder disease.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 4 days
Days Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: BPPSD
EPIC Test Code: LAB2930
Send Out Test Code: 34966
Alternate Test Names: Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis Smear, DFA ; Whooping Cough
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87265 x 2

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