Specimen: Submit Throat Swab in Amies charcoal transport medium available from MEDILAB. Ship refrigerated.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Conventional culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD
Comment: If C. diphtheriae is suspected, use test code M078 CULTURE DIPHTHERIA.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days
Usage: Common organisms isolated are S.aureus, Beta Hemolytic Streptococci and Coliform bacilli. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Specialty: Physician, ENT
Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required