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Whooping Cough

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Whooping Cough
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Reference Range:

N/A

Turnaround Time:

Up to 10 days

Comments:

PCR kit supplied by CCDC or serological test on clotted blood, see serology section.

Description:

Pernasal Swab for Culture
Serum for Serology

Preparation:

Collect Pernasal Swab from upper naso pharynx
The swab should be inserted gently down the nose as far as "gag" reflex allows.

How result is reported:

Result available on screen within 10 days

Important Information:

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Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
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Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.
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