CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPTHERIAE

TYPE OF TEST

Reference cultures of isolates will be accepted for identification.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Throat or nasopharyngeal swab submitted in Amies, Stuarts, or similar transport medium.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship according to regulations for diagnostic specimens.  Complete and enclose WPHL test request form

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday.

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of identification, usually within 5 days.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

Isolates will be identified and reported by genus and species.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

 

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