Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Cultures

Sunquest Code:TC  
Epic Code:LAB228Epic Name:Throat Culture
Synonyms:Throat Culture
Test Includes:Culture for Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Beta hemolytic streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae (requires special request form from all sites except FRMC) and normal aerobic flora.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 3 days.
Special Instructions:Need to specifically request organism on test request form.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Container:CoPan ESwab with larger swab (CoPan ESwab with smaller swab)
Collection Instructions:Collect as for bacterial culture. UMMC, FSH, FRH, FLMC and FNH: use CoPan Eswab FRMC: Use culturette swab

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No Arcanobacterium haemolyticum isolated.  
Use:Arcanobacterium haemolyticum can be a causative agent of pharyngitis, fever and rash, particularly in older children and young adults.  

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