Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Throat

Synonyms
Throat Culture

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Use a tongue blade. Swab the back of the throat between and around the tonsils. Use a charcoal transport swab.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
1-4 days

Special Instructions
A throat culture will screen for Group A Beta Strep unless it is noted that the patient has cystic fibrosis.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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