Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture
0060360
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC DIPH
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
Preliminary: 1 day; Final: 3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Nasopharynx, throat, or wound swab.
Swab nasopharynx and throat at the site of membrane or inflammation to significantly increases recovery. Swab base of cleansed wound, if present.  
Specimen Preparation
Place swab in bacterial transport media.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Corynebacterium diphtheriae.   
Interpretive Data
 
Note
If the organism is isolated, identification and toxin testing will be confirmed by the Center for Disease Control.
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060360Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
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Aliases
  • C. diptheria culture
  • Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheria
  • Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Diphtheria Culture