Culture, Bacterial, Throat or Nasopharyngeal
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Routine throat culture.
To identify pathogenic bacterial organisms in the throat and nares as an indicator for appropriate therapeutic interventions. Treat infections such as pharyngitis, thrush, strep throat, and screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Throat or nasopharyngeal swab.
(Method: Aerobic culture) No growth.