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Test Code SCDIPT Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheria, LAB2176

Methodology

Culture by Conventional Method

Performing Laboratory

University Hygienic Laboratory (UHL)-Iowa City

Specimen Requirements

1. Contact microbiology laboratory to obtain a list of acceptable specimen types and collection media.

2. Collect specimen with a dry swab from infected area and place in a black-capped, sterile tube.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87081