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Upper respiratory tract culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3594

 

Synonyms: 

Epiglottis culture Mouth culture Nasal culture Sinus (swab) culture Nasopharynx culture Tongue culture Oropharynx culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Sterile Container or Culturette Swab or Eswab
Source of specimen is required
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures

Reference Interval: 

Normal Flora

CPT Code(s): 

87070, 87205

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 12:16:33

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 1:44:53 PM