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Bordetella pertussis Serology (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Whooping Cough Serology
Pertussis Serology
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:RCH
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Royal Children's Hospital Laboratory Services
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

This test determines the presence of IgG and IgA antibodies against pertussis toxin. It can be used to determine recent infection or vaccination.