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Case Study, continued: Laboratory Testing

After consulting with the laboratory, the clinician orders both Bordetella pertussis nasopharyngeal culture and B. pertussis nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT). Two nasopharyngeal swabs are collected and sent to the laboratory for testing.