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Throat Culture

Alternate Names : Throat Swab, Pharyngeal Culture

Throat Culture | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

The procedure only takes a minute. It is usually done in the healthcare provider's office. A person can generally go home right after the throat culture is done. The healthcare provider may prescribe antibiotics for the person to take pending the results of the throat culture. If the result is positive, the person avoid close contact with others for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics to prevent the spread of this infection.

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Throat Culture: Home Care and Complications

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/20/01

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