This study looked at 128 nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and 162 throat swabs (TS) tested with the Diagenode multiplex on the BDMAX versus our in-house Bordetella pertussis PCR. Sensitivity and specificity were 97.3% and 100% for NPA and 88.3% and 98% for TS. There were 42.1% of positive NPAs co-infected with respiratory viruses.
Journal:J Clin Microbiol. 2014