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What is the definition or description of: throat culture?

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Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Throat culture: A throat culture is a test to determine what predominant organism (usually bacterial) is present in the throat when symptoms such as ulcers, pain, swelling or difficulty swallowing exist. A cotton swab is used to lightly touch the back or sides of the throat (pharynx), then smeared onto a culture plate to allow the organisms to multiply for identification. www.mainlineent.com.
Answered on Dec 2, 2012

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