Table 2.

Oligonucleotides used in this study to detect B. pertussis and B. parapertussis

OrganismOligonucleotideSequenceReference or Source
B. pertussis (target IS481)Outer primers
 BPIS48015′GACTTCGTCTTCGTGGCCAT3′
 BPIS48025′GTACAGCGCGCCCGATGCCT3′1
Inner primers
 BPNEST15′CGCGTGGCCTTCACCGACAT3′1
 BPNEST25′GGGCGGTAAGGTCGGGTAAA3′1
B. parapertussis (target IS1001)Outer primers
 BPPA5′CGCCGCTTGATGACCTTGATA3′23
 BPPZ5′CACCGCCTACGAGTTGGAGAT3′23
Inner primers
 PARAN15′CGCTGGCTGCTGCTGCGCAA3′This study
 PARAN25′GTGGTTCCAGGCTTGTCTTG3′This study