Ear, nose, mouth and throat swabs

The isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of pathogens
Clinical details: 
Pharnyngitis, epiglottitis, otitis media, otitis externa, parotitis, oral candidiasis, thinosclerosis
Synonyms or keywords: 
pharyngeal, tongue, nasal
Sample type and Volume required: 
Swab in Amies transport medium
Turnaround time: 
2 -3 days
Special sample instructions: 

Please supply relevant clinical information including differential diagnosis, appropriate travel history, possible contact with infectious disease or predisposing condition, to aid with the correct processing and interpretation of each specimen.

Storage and transport: 
Transport swabs, refrigerate if transport is delayed
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015