Culture for Isolation of Corynebacterium diphtheriaeInclusion:1. Gram Stain

Specimen:

Pseudomembrane/ Throat swab/ Nasopharyngeal swab (NPS)/Cutaneous Lesion

Volume/Quantity:

• Piece or swab from pseudomembrane/cutaneous lesion • 1 swab and 1 smear for Throat swab/NPS

Schedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: A. Pseudomembrane - can be removed or swabbed beneath the membrane or the inner portion. - Place in sterile tube or any sterile container or inoculate/rub the inner portion of the membrane onto Blood Agar plate B. Throat swab - swab the ton

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:

7 working days

Fee:

₱1680.00 *Free of charge if coordinated/reported to RESU/PESU/CESU/MESU and accompanied with PIDSR

Status:

Available