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Culture, Throat

Mnemonic:    [C THROAT]
Name:    Culture, Throat
Specimen:     Throat swab in bacterial transport media at room temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 72 hours at room temperature.
Reference Range:    Normal flora
  Method:    Bacteriologic Culture
Note:    If patient is a CF patient, please indicate. Includes a screen for Beta Strep and H. influenzae.Reported at 2 days. Throat fungus/yeast cultures should be ordered as C YEAST.

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