TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: CDIP    
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Nasopharynx or throat

Collection Container/Tube: Swab

Submission Container/Tube: Modified Stuart transport device (T092 or T515)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Additional Information: Specimen source is required.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated by Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)24 hours
 Refrigerated 24 hours