61350:THROAT CULTURE

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61350:THROAT CULTURE
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 1/10/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 24 hours. Final at 48-72 hours.
CPT Code: 87070
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Throat specimen using Routine Culture transport swab.
Stability: 24 hours ambient. Unstable frozen.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: If Beta streptococcus is isolated, it will be typed for groups A, C, and G. Potential pathogens will be identified. Additional charges may be added for these tests.
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; frozen specimen; swab not in transport media.