Skip to main content Skip to main content
Go to homepage

Respiratory Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Throat, NPH, nose, sinus, bronchial aspirate or lavage
Tube Type:
Specimen container, Eswab
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL (minimum-swab)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen sent in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on dry swab, no swab in transport ube.
Special Instructions:
Respiratory cultures include workup of all respiratory bacterial pathogens along with sensitivity testing. Cystic fibrosis patients must be designated as such on the requisition or audit trail accompanying the specimen. Throat cultures for Group A Strep only are not ordered under this test. SEE STREP CULTURE. Specimens should not be sent in the tube system.
48 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
Throat Culture; NPH Culture; Sinus Culture
 Specimen Collection Procedures:
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

Need help finding a doctor, choosing a location or getting a general question about Akron Children's answered? Call us or fill out the form and we'll help in any way we can.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The correct path:
The Correct Path
We offer many ways to get pediatric care all over Northeast Ohio. Use this page to find the right kind of care and the most convenient location for you.