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Laboratory Information

Test Name

Bordetella pertussis antibodies

Synonyms

pertussis toxin antibodies
b.pertussis antibodies
whooping cough serology

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$55.53

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Gold or Red tube

Paediatric Specimen

Paediatric Red or Gold tube

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

300uL serum

Aliquot Transport

Chilled

Test Information

Department

Immunology

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Batched weekly

Method

ELISA

Unit Of Measurement

IU/mL

Uncertainty Of Measurement

<25%

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

Serology is not recommended to test for Pertussis immune status.  These requests will not be tested/charged.