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Culture, Diphtheria

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST]
Name:    Culture, Diphtheria
Specimen:     Call microbiology to notify before collecting specimen. Submit swab of tonsillar area, including pseudomembrane submitted on culturette in transport media. Deliver immediately at room temperature.
Ref Lab/Code:    PHL
Note:    Sent to PHL. See Microbiology Procedure Manual for Specimen Referrals, Microbiology.