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Culture Throat (Group A)
Collect: Bacterial, Culturette/Swab (Long Swab)
Specimen Preparation: Throat: Depress tongue and rub swab vigorously over each tonsillar area and posterior pharynx. Any exudate should be touched, and care should be taken to avoid the tongue and uvula. Place swab in transport. Specimen source required.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours;Causes for Rejection: Unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; inappropriate specimen transport device; specimen received after prolonged delay; expired transport
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