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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Bordetella pertussis
Sample
Per-nasal wire swab only
Sample container
Per-nasal wire swab
Volume required
Not applicable
Special requirements for specimen collection
Special thin wire swab and special transport medium available as a kit from Path supplies at the RDH.
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
Culture may produce a low yield of organims. If serology is required please contact the oncall microbiologist to discuss. 
See 
http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/primary/pathology/pathology-departments/microbiology/specimen-information/ear-nose-throat-and-eye-swabs/ 
for further information.
Turn around time
7 working days
Referral laboratory (if applicable)
Respiratory and Systemic Infections (RSIL), Colindale
Last modified: 02/08/2017