G4 The Elephant In the Room: Pertussis Diagnostics

Wednesday, March 30, 2011: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Presenters in this workshop will describe two investigations that exposed the potential pitfalls of PCR for pertussis diagnosis. An overview of the current and most clinically accurate methods for pertussis diagnostics will be provided.
Stacey Martin

9:00 AM
Pseudo-Outbreak of Pertussis Attributable to False Positive PCR Results From Clinic Contamination of Specimens
Sema Mandal, MBBS, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Pamela Cassiday; Amanda E. Faulkner; Matthew Griffith; Michael Jackson; Kathleen M. Tatti; Lucia Pawloski; Denise Woods-Stout; Meghan Barnes; Bari Wagner; Kate Lujan; Michelle Bonkosky; Monte D. Martin; Kathryn O'Connell; Amber Schmidtke; M. Lucia Tondella; Amanda Cohn; Thomas A. Clark; Nancy Messonnier, MD; Stacey W. Martin
9:20 AM
Investigation of Suspected False-Positive Results for Bordetella Pertussis
Rachel Wiseman, MPH, VPD Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services; David Bastis, MPH; Jill Campbell, RN
9:40 AM
An Overview of Pertussis Diagnostics
Kathleen M. Tatti, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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