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CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE CULTURE

Synonym(s):

​Diphtheria culture

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Sputum, 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.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture

Test Results

Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated;
No Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolated

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative : 2 days
Positive : 3 – 5 days
The ward will be informed earlier of any presumptive positive result pending further tests.

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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