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Throat culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB228

 

Synonyms: 

Throat Culture for Strep Group A

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Throat Culturette Swab or Eswab
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Culture is for Group A Streptococcus only. Please contact the laboratory for other pathogen requests.

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

CPT Code(s): 

87070

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 12:10:35

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 1:21:13 PM