Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Confirmation of the clinical diagnosis of diphtheria.

Reference Range *

No growth of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

Test Limitations

Negative culture does not rule out infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

3 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
CDIP
Synonyms
  • Culture, Cornyebacterium diptheriae
  • Cornyebacterium diptheriae Screen
  • Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Throat, Diphtheria Screen
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae Screen
  • Diphtheria Screen
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo CDIP (89860)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Obtain throat or nasopharynx specimen prior to antibiotic therapy if possible. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time. Send at room temperature in Stuart transport.

Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. For optimal results obtain specimen as early in the course of the disease as possible and before the initiation of antibiotics.

Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
AA482
NY State Approved
No