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Bordetella Complete Assay


Isothermal - Helicase-Dependent Amplification (HDA) in the presence of target-specific fluorescence probes.

Test Utility

Used for the qualitative detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis from nasopharyngeal swabs in patients suspected of having respiratory tract infection.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Nasopharyngeal Swab - specialized swab with longer, flexible shaft and mini-tip (flocked, foam or spun synthetic with aluminum shaft) in the following tubes (1–3 mL): 

  • UTM 

  • M4/M4RT/M5/M6 viral transport media

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store the swab at the following temperatures: 

  • Room temperature: 25°C ± 2°C up to 2 days 

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C for up to 4 days 

  • Frozen: ≤ –70°C up to 5 months

Specimen Rejection

  • Received > 4 days after collection 

  • Swab missing 

  • < 50µL volume 

  • Broken or leaking tube  

  • Visible contamination present 

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled 

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory  

1307- A, Allen Dr 

Troy, MI 48083 

(248) 846-0663

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