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|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts.|
|Collection Instructions||Please alert Microbiology, x3-1268.|
|Container type||Swab in transport media|
|Sample type||Throat, skin or wound swab|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Swabs not received in transport media.|
|Stability||Room temperature 12 hours|
|Additional information||Diphtheria species culture is NOT part of routine throat or wound cultures, it must be specifically requested.
For non-NP or throat specimens an aerobic wound culture is routinely added to the Diphtheria specific culture.
|CPT coding||87081 x 2
|Last Updated||6/22/2016 12:30:54|