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Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

What is the definition or description of: pertussis in nasal swab (pcr test)?

Pertussis was foun: It means that they found evidence that the bacteria that causes whooping cough was present in the nasal passages. This could mean you are a carrier of the disease (could infect others) or if you are having symptoms or repeated, serious cough, then you likely got infected by the pertussis bacteria and have whooping cough. ...Read more

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Pertussis Not Found On Immunoflourescence Test Of Nose Swab (Overview)

Pertussis not found on immunofluorescence is a negative test result meaning particles of pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria are not found in the sample of nasal mucous. In some cases, person may have a negative test result and still have pertussis bacteria.


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What is the definition or description of: pertussis found on nasal swab (dfa)?

What is the definition or description of: pertussis found on nasal swab (dfa)?

Rapid screening test: Dfa--direct fluorescent antibody test--a rapid diagnostic test done in the lab that takes 1-2 days to screen for pertussis (whooping cough). While much faster than a culture, this test is not as reliable. A nasal swab is inserted gently into the nostrils toward the throat (posterior nasopharynx). Then fluorescently labeled antibodies are exposed to the sample looking for pertussis antigens/markers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

Positive identificat: Culture of secretion from deep inside the nose (nasopharyngeal swab) is a step to positively identify the bacterium causing pertussis (whooping cough). ...Read more

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7 week old has a dry cough off and on all day. No fever, no runny nose. Should I be concerned? Pertussis has me freaked out

7 week old has a dry cough off and on all day. No fever, no runny nose. Should I be concerned? Pertussis has me freaked out

No: No need to be concerned, pertussis very unlikely at this age, your baby has still got passive immunity from you, reflux can cause the dry cough, try not to overfeed, prop your baby up or at least 30 degrees while feeding, raise the head of the bed , keep clearing the nose with saline, if no improvement check with your pediatrician ...Read more

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

Yes: Specimen obtained from nasopharyngeal swab is often sent to a special lab to culture or to do pcr test. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

Influenza test: Htreference: this is a specific test that qualitatively tests for influenza a and influenza b. It uses immunoflourescence microscopy to look for antibodies that attach to antigens of the influenza virus and gives the lab technician a quantity of antibodies that are attached to the flu antigen. Basically it is an expensive way of telling if you have the flu virus or not. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pertussus?

What are the tests for pertussus?

Culture/PCR: Gold standard for testing of b. Pertussis is culture-100% specific with no false postives. The organism is hard to isolate and positive results are usually not seen until 3-4 days after the culture is taken. Pcr (polymerase chain reaction) provides rapid results. It is a "sensitive" test (less likely to be falsely negative). Serologic tests (elisa) for igg and IgA antibodies are not recommended. ...Read more

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I just found out I have whooping cough "pertussis" how did I get this and how can I ease the coughing?

I just found out I have whooping cough "pertussis" how did I get this and how can I ease the coughing?

TREAT PERTUSSIS: You probably contracted it from an adult coughing in public. 'whooping cough" is an infection caused by the bacteria, bordetella pertussis. We have had several epidemics in idaho and the west coast lately. Thought of as a childhood illness it has 'made a come back' and now infects adults. The treatment is antibiotics. Prevention is the key: everyone over 19 should get a dtap shot! cough meds help. ...Read more

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Was tested positive for pertussis. Is baby at risk?

Was tested positive for pertussis. Is baby at risk?

Depends: If you were found to have antibodies in your blood against pertussis, you have been immunized like most people or recovered from the disease. If your cough was found to be due to pertussis, then baby, if unimmunized, may be given antibiotics prophylactically. Congratulations on being a parent -- awsome joys and awesome responsibility. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Influenza On Immunoflourescence Test (Definition)

This is a clinical test to detect the presence of influenza a or b. Unlike rapid screening tests which take only 30 minutes but lack sensitivity and specificity, this test is approximately 80-90% accurate takes 2 hrs, and ...Read more


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