How is whooping cough diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose whooping cough by your symptoms, particularly the distinctive cough. Your doctor may also wish to take a mucus sample from the throat to test for the presence of the pertussis bacteria, or carry out a blood test.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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