Diphtheria tests

Tests could include:

  • History and Physical Exam
  • Corynebacterium Diphtheriae Culture Test
  • Gram Stain Microscopy
  • DTaP Hepatitis B and IPV Vaccine
  • Delayed hypersensitivity skin test for diphtheria (procedure)
  • Analysis for antibody to Diphtheria (bacteria)
  • Throat Culture
  • Toxin assay procedure
  • Throat Swab
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • A throat swab culture is a test that doctors use to diagnose bacterial infections in your throat, such as strep throat.
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
  • An electrocardiogram is a painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Your doctor may order this test if they think you have a heart problem.
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