C. diphtheria Culture Test Discontinued

As of August 2019, the WSLH Communicable Disease Division has discontinued performing culture for Corynebacterium diphtheria (test code MP00380).

Any requests for C. diphtheria culture will be sent out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for C. diphtheria testing. If you choose to have us forward the specimen to the CDC for testing, you will be charged a $74.00 handling and shipping fee.