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  • Throat Culture, Comprehensive

    Test Name:Throat Culture, Comprehensive
    Epic Order Code:LAB228
    CPT Code:87070
    Specimen(s) Type:Throat
    Acceptable Container(s):Swab
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
    Routine: 24 - 48 hours
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Normal throat flora
    Additional Information:Throat cultures are examined for the presence of beta hemolytic streptococci only.
    If Neisseria gonorrhoeae is suspected or requested, please order GC Screen.