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Table 1 Identification of Bordetella species

From: Seasonal Bordetella pertussis pattern in the period from 2008 to 2018 in Germany

Results of the real-time multiplex PCR assay Interpretation
IS481 IS1001 hIS1001 IS1002
Positive Negative Negative Positive B.pertussis
Negative Positive Negative Positive B.parapertussis
Positive Negative Positive Negative B.holmesii
  1. Identification of the Bordetella species are based on results from the real-time multiplex PCR assay testing four different target sites