Identify C diphtheriae in clinical specimens.
Negative at 4 days
Positives as soon as detected
Nasopharynx, throat, or wound swab.
Swab nasopharynx and throat at the site of membrane or inflammation to increase recovery. Swab base of cleansed wound, if present. Submit each swab with a separate test order.
Place swab in bacterial transport media.
Media: UTM or other viral transport media.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
If the organism is isolated, identification and toxin testing will be confirmed by the Center for Disease Control.
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060360||Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae||16676-9|
- C. diptheria culture
- Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheria
- Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
- Diphtheria Culture