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Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies Blood Test, IgG

Quick Overview

Detects Bordetella Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Bordetella Parapertussis (Whooping cough-like syndrome).

Test #161745

$89.00

Availability: In stock

Also Known As Whooping Cough, Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies, IgG
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

The Bordetella pertussis blood test is primarily used to test for Bordetella pertussis bacterium.  This bacteria is the cause of pertussis or whooping cough, a respiratory disease. 

Symptoms during the first stage (1-2 weeks) of the infection include:

  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Mild cough
  • Low-grade fever 

Symptoms of later-stage pertussis:

  • Fits of many, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound
  • Vomiting during or after coughing fits
  • Exhaustion after coughing fits

While pertussis vaccines are the most effective tool to prevent this disease, no vaccine is 100% effective. When pertussis circulates in the community, there is a chance that a fully vaccinated person, of any age, can catch this disease.

A positive Bordetella Pertussis Antibodies, IgG may indicate a current or recent exposure or immunization.

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