Diphtheria

Last updated: Thursday, 29, July, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Pharyngeal

Throat swab - culture for Corynebacterium diphtheriae with demonstration of toxin production.

Consult pathologist, as specific culture media and transport required. 

Skin (wound infection)

Wound swab - microscopy and culture.

Consult pathologist.