Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Culture, Nasopharynx (NP)/Upper Respiratory

Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB6600A
EPIC Order   Upper Respiratory Culture
CPT Code   87070
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Use Flexible Minitip eSwab (Blue) (Lawson #143675)
Gram stain   No
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time   48 hours
Comments

Deliver within 2 hrs of collection.
 

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514