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Throat Culture

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Swabbing the petri dish

Once in the lab, a laboratorian will transfer the throat sample that is on the swab to nutrient media, such as a blood agar plate, that will allow the growth of bacteria. In the photo above, the swab is being gently rubbed over the surface of the agar.

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