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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

 

 

 

 

 

LIS code:

BSTREP

EPIC Code:

CULTURE, BETA STREP ONLY

 

 

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 CULTURE.

Rejection criteria:

Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen

Transportation notes:

within 12hr, RT

Transportation devices:

Specimen preparation:

All specimens for Microbiology must be submitted ASAP to maximize bacterial recovery.

 

 

 

MCL Web resources

Specimen packaging pages

Reference lab 


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Last revised 10/20/2014