Tag Archives: Pertussis

Respiratory virus, pertussis and M. pneumoniae PCR detection – new FloqSwab Kit collection instructions

Universal Transport Media (UTM) and Flocked Swab Kit information, Pathology North June 2017 : document includes detailed collection instructions. NB. The swab set includes a narrow flocked swab that is designed for nasopharyngeal sampling (e.g. optimal for pertussis PCR) .  Nose and throat samples or nasopharyngeal and throat samples are suitable for diagnosis of paediatric viral […]

Pertussis questions from one of our general practitioners

An 8 year old child with a history of cough for 2 weeks +.  The GP tested the child by throat swab and PCR which was positive. A 7 day course of erythromycin was prescribed.  Reviewed then and patient complaining that the cough worsening. Q & A : The cough is worsening – does he […]