Microbiology Test

Bordetella pertussis Nasopharyngeal culture

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Test : Bordetella pertussis Nasopharyngeal culture

Indications : The test is used to isolate and identify B. pertussis, and B. parapertussis, establish the diagnosis of whooping cough.

Normal Range : No B. pertussis or B. parapertussis isolates.

Sample : Nasopharyngeal swab, cough plate.

Test Method : Culture on chocolate agar/blood agar.

Related Tests : Bacterial serology, Nasopharyngeal culture.

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