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bordatella pertussis dna amplification from nasopharyngeal swab (pcr)
Synonyms: Pertussis PCR 
Computer Code: (BPERD)
Specimen Collection: Nasopharyngeal swab, using Bordetella swab. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature or 4 ºC for less than or equal to 24 hours. 
Reference Values: Negative.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: 2 x/d M-F, 1 x/d Sat, Sun and holidays 
Routine TAT: 4-24 hrs 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87798 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 12/01/2015
Time: 04:15:56 (24hr)