Imperial Collage Healthcare

Bordetella culture


Sample 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


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

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