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Oral Culture


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Oral Culture
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Supplies for Submission
A plastic tube containing a sterile swab and transport medium acceptable for the cultivation of aerobic bacteria e.g., swab/tube system containing Amies transport media.
Specimen Collection
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  1. Rinse mouth.
  2. Depress tongue gently with a tongue depressor.
  3. Swab or scrape the affected area.
  4. Transport the culture collection device to the lab as soon as possible.
Storage Requirements
Refrigerated
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
CPT Code
87070