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862 Culture, Upper Respiratory

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid
24 Hours, Ambient
Up to 48 Hours Refrigerated
No Growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Specimen from nose, nasopharyngeal area or throat. For YourSwab (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.

Clinical Utility

To detect respiratory tract infection, to determine which specific organisms are present, and to isolate and grow the organism for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing.

CPT Codes

87071

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