THROAT CULTURE (CSF PATIENTS) (THX)
: Culturette swab
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non-sterile container. Excessive delay in
: 3 - 5 days
: The CF throat workup does not include Group A Strep unless specifically requested. The CF throat
workup includes culturing for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staph aureus, Burkholderia cepacia,
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and other potential pathogens. There will be a separate charge for
organism identification and susceptibility when appropriate.
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