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.
Nasopharyngeal swab, cough plate.
Test Method :
Culture on chocolate agar/blood agar.
Related Tests :
Bacterial serology, Nasopharyngeal culture.