Throat culture

Alphabetical Test listing

Throat culture-6563

  
Throat culture
  
6563
  
87070.6
  
THR
  
  • Includes culture for groups A, C, and G beta Streptococcus, Arcanobacterium hemolyticum, and a predominance of Candida albicans and yeast, not C. albicans.
  • If culture for Neisseria meningitidis or Staphylococcus aureus is desired, add comment to request.
  • Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
  
Posterior pharynx & tonsils swab
  
  
  • Depress tongue firmly with a tongue depressor
  • Rub swab over the posterior pharynx and tonsillar area, with care taken to avoid the tongue and uvula
  • Any inflamed areas should be carefully swabbed, avoiding other areas of the mouth

How to collect a specimen for a throat culture - oropharyngeal (OP)

  

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white)

  

Other bacterial culture swab

  

Other bacterial culture swab

  

ESwab:
Refrigerated - 48 hours
Ambient - 48 hours

Other bacterial culture swab:
Ambient - 24 hours

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: 2 days
  

Culture

  
87070

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID

This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratorylaboratory
  
No
  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
03/03/2020