CDIP - Specimen: Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CDIP    
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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 validated 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.

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








>24 hours

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)24 hours
 Refrigerated 24 hours