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Bordetella culture

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
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Clinical Indications
Sample & container required Nasopharyngeal swab;
Nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA);
Pernasal swab (9PNSCS).
Sample container Amies transport medium containing charcoal for both nasopharyngeal and pernasal samples;
Sterile universal container for NPA samples with a minimum volume of 1 mL
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround time 7-10 days

Samples may be referred to the Atypical Pathogens Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.