Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture
Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.
When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
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.
Specimen Type: 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.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Varies||Ambient (preferred)||24 hours|