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Sore throat. Rapid strep test negative, throat culture shows enterobacter species moderate growth. Normal flora of throat or strep bacteria?

I am a nurse practitioner at an urgent care . I patient was seen here a few days ago with sore throat. Rapid strep test was neg. Throat culture was collected to confirm no strep bacteria. Culture came back today saying enterobacter species moderate growth. I have never seen this. Do I treat or is it part of the normal flora of the throat?
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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We don't treat. Its a contaminant. Happens frequently as either a problem with technique, or the transport, or the lab. In any case we only treat Group A beta hemolytic strep.
Answered: Thu, 27 Mar 2014
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