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A throat culture is a test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat.
A throat culture may be done to:
Your child doesn't need to do anything before having this test. Tell your doctor if your child has recently taken antibiotics.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Adaptation Date: 8/4/2020
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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