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Test ID: CDIP    
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Sources: Nasopharynx or throat

Collection Container/Tube: Swab

Submission Container/Tube: Modified Stuart transport device (T092 or T515)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Additional Information: Specimen source is required.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)24 hours
 Refrigerated 24 hours