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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.