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Diphtheria Culture Throat Swab

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Diphtheria Culture Throat Swab

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What is this test?

The significance of any isolate in pure or mixed culture must be assessed with respect to the source cultured, the organism's pathogenic potential, the possibility of colonization versus infection, and the number of other organisms recovered in the same culture. This test may be useful in the detection of agents of epiglottis and thrush and A. haemolyticum. Diphtheria is an acute, contagious, febrile illness caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The disease is classically characterized by a combination of localized inflammation in the upper respiratory tract with the formation of a diphtheric pseudomembrane over the oropharynx, including the tonsils, pharynx, larynx and posterior nasal passages. Corynebacterium diphtheriae produces a potent diphtheria exotoxin that is absorbed systemically and can lead to cardiac failure and paralysis of the diaphragm.

Test Preparation

No special preparation is needed for Diphtheria Culture Throat Swab. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Diphtheria Culture Throat Swab. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Understanding your test results

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsA growth is observed in positive cases of Diphtheria
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