A 49-year-old member asked:
Cough is getting worse. can they test for pertussis now even though she's not coughing very heavily?
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Pediatrics 51 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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