Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Nasopharyngeal Culture

    Collect

    Nasopharyngeal specimen with min-tip culture swab

    Volume Required

    1 swab

    Minimum Required

    1 swab

    Transport

    Send within one hour at room temperature

    Unacceptable conditions

    Refrigerated specimens; not suitable for anaerobes

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updates daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture