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Bordetella pertussis storage pending new method development

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Area Health Science
Lab name Invasive Pathogens Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Bordetella pertussis storage pending new method development
Organisms Bordetella pertussis
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Culture requirements Pure culture
Media requirements Charcoal plate/swab
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Ambient temperature
Unacceptable sample types Mixed culture
How results reported 'The report will be issued with the following comment "Please note we no longer serotype isolates of Bordetella pertussis. Isolate has been stored pending new method development."
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Bordetella pertussis is responsible for the majority of pertussis cases and causes more severe respiratory symptoms than other Bordetella species associated with pertussis syndrome (an acute, highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract commonly known as whooping cough).