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CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE CULTURE

Synonym(s): Diphtheria culture

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen RequiredSputum, pseudomembrane, nasal and throat swabs, swab from skin lesions. Request for detection of this organism must be specifically stated. Inform the laboratory beforehand so that the appropriate culture media may be prepared, particularly if several people are being screened for carriage.
MethodCulture
Test ResultCorynebacterium diphtheriae isolated;
No Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated
Turnaround TimeNegative : 2 days
Positive : 3 – 5 days
The ward will be informed earlier of any presumptive positive result pending further tests.
Day(s) Test Set upMonday - Saturday
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Last Modified Date :27 Jul 2011