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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
ESwab
Throat Culture
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days (daily)    
When reported
Daily    
   
Sunquest code:
BSTREP
EPIC Code:
CULTURE, BETA STREP ONLY (THROAT)
   
Important notes: Use this test for routine throat cultures. Do Not order CULTURE, ROUTINE for throat cultures. Throat culture is screened for Beta hemolytic streptococci only. For GC culture of throat, order GC SCREEN.
Rejection criteria: Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
Transportation notes: within 12 hr RT
Specimen preparation: All specimens for Microbiology must be submitted ASAP to maximize bacterial recovery.

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Last revised 09/11/2013