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Diphtheria Culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P126
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts.
Method Selective media
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.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Bacterial culture
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
LOINC code 567-8
Last Updated 6/22/2016 12:30:54
Entry Number 310
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