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Meridian Bioscience™ illumigene™ Bordetella Pertussis Starter Pack

Diagnostic system for detection of Bordetella pertussis in nasopharyngeal swab samples

Manufacturer:  MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE 610172BP

Catalog No. 23-029-265

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Includes: illumigene™ Pertussis Assay Control/Negative Control Reagent, illumigene Pertussis Test Device, illumigene Pertussis Sample Buffer, Mineral Oil



Bordetella Pertussis is the pathogen responsible for the endemic respiratory disease whooping cough. Although there is a vaccine available, it is currently showing an increase of reportable infections in the US. Molecular assays are increasingly being used due to improved sensitivity and rapid turnaround time.

  • Based on loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology
  • Result interpretation in less than 1 hour by illumipro-10 Incubator/Reader
  • High sensitivity (87.8%) and specificity (97.8%)
  • Quicker initiation of patient treatment
  • Small instrument footprint
  • Simple testing protocol, easily train all laboratory personnel

The device is not intended for point-of-care use.

Healthcare industry

Description & Specifications


Detection of Bordetella pertussis in nasopharyngeal swab samples
50 Tests
2° to 30°C

Safety and Handling

ShelfLife : 18 months

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