Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

N/P Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CRU

    Collect

    Culture Swab System with N/P Swab

    Volume Required

    Nasopharyngeal Swab

    Minimum Required

    1 Swab

    Transport

    Send within two (2) hours: Room Temperature

    Stability

    Up to 24 hours from collection at room temp

    Processing

    Optimal specimen submission: within 2 hours of collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Not suitable for Anaerobes.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updates Daily Until Final

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture