Lab Test : Nasopharyngeal Routine Culture

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Alternate:Bacterial Culture Nasopharyngeal; NP Bacterial Culture
Includes:Culture, Susceptibility if warranted
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:NPR
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:3 days
Specimen:NP swab
Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Volume:1 culturette
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
Normal:Normal flora
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
Method:Culture
 

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