Aerobic Culture and Susceptibility (Upper Respiratory Tract Specimen)*For T/C Tonsillopharyngitis ONLY; For isolation of C. diphtheriae – see “Culture for Isolation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae”**Gram stain not recommended

Specimen:

Throat Swab

Volume/Quantity:

1 swab

Schedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: Swab the posterior pharynx, tonsils and other inflamed areas : Place in Amies Transport Medium Storage: Store for ? 24 hours at Room Temperature Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines Transport: Transport at Room Temperature

Running Day:

Daily

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours, specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

5 working days

Fee:

₱ 1,320.00

Status:

Available