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Pertussis Testing Video: Collecting a Nasopharyngeal Swab Clinical Specimen

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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2011

This video demonstrates how to correctly collect and transport a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab for pertussis diagnostic testing. Determining who has pertussis can be difficult. Whenever possible, a properly obtained NP swab or aspirate should be collected from all persons with suspected cases. It is essential to use correct technique when collecting and transporting specimens for laboratory testing.

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