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Cough is getting worse. can they test for pertussis now even though she's not coughing very heavily?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Specimen obtained from nasopharyngeal swab is often sent to a special lab to culture or to do pcr test.

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