Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Nasal Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CRU

    Collect

    Nasal specimen in double swab culture device set

    Volume Required

    1 swab

    Minimum Required

    1 swab

    Transport

    Send within one hour after collection at room temperature

    Unacceptable conditions

    Refrigerated specimens; not suitable for anaerobes

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updates daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture