|Alternate:||Bacterial Culture Nasopharyngeal; NP Bacterial Culture|
|Includes:||Culture, Susceptibility if warranted|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
|Container:||Dual culture swab system - Preferred
Mini-tipped polyester swab - Alternate
|Temperature:||Room temperature - 24 hours
Refrigerated - 24 hours
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Wrong type of specimen
|Uses:||Aids in the identification of carriers of N. meningitidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes.|
|Limitations:||A negative test does not necessarily rule out the presence of the bacterial species|
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