Test Order - Bordetella Pertussis Identification or Confirmation
Supplemental Information or Form
submittal form with 2 patient identifiers (e.g. name and date of birth),
collection date and source, a brief but complete patient history, cultural
history and submitting laboratory’s findings
that indicates the role of this isolate in clinical disease
4. LAB446 (11/07) (MDL-N-11)
Performed on Specimens From
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Bordetella pertussis isolate
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
agar medium with a secure screw cap, labeled with patient’s name.
Alternatively, blocks of Regan-Lowe or Bordet-Gengou agar may be
aseptically be cut from plates and then inserted into tubed agar medium of
another type with a secure screw cap.
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
isolate under appropriate conditions prior to shipping.
at ambient temperature using appropriate DOT/IATA approved shipping
needed - Biochemical testing, species specific slide agglutination, Gene
Sequencing by PCR, and/ or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Interferences & Limitations
or nonviable culture
contact the MDL Vaccine
Preventable Pathogens Unit for special consideration if any of the above
criteria cannot be met.
MDL Points of Contact