Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

3 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
CDIP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Culture, Cornyebacterium diptheriae
Cornyebacterium diptheriae Screen
Culture, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Throat, Diphtheria Screen
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Screen
Diphtheria Screen

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Confirmation of the clinical diagnosis of diphtheria.

Reference Range

No growth of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
87081
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.