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Nasopharyngeal culture

Nasopharyngeal culture

Nasopharyngeal culture: A nasopharyngeal culture is a laboratory test to identify infectious bacteria, fungi, or viruses that invade the nasal cavity; a cotton swab is inserted through the nose and gently scraped along the back of the throat behind the nose. Bacteria and other microorganisms are identified by growth on special media.

Nasopharyngeal culture: Other Names

Other names for Nasopharyngeal culture include:

  • Swab for Staph carriage
  • Culture-nasopharyngeal
  • Swab for respiratory viruses

Symptoms Associated with Nasopharyngeal culture

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Diseases Associated with Nasopharyngeal culture

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Basic Information: Nasopharyngeal culture

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