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Culture, Nasopharynx

Mnemonic:    [C Nasoph]
Name:    Culture, Nasopharynx
Specimen:     Submit a calginate (wire) swab in bacterial transport medium.
Reference Range:    Normal nasopharyngeal flora.
  Method:    Bacteriologic Culture
Note:    If pertussis is required, see pertussis. Deliver immediately or hold at room temperature up to 4 hours.Reported at 3 days.

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