CPT Code: 87081|
Specimen Type: Throat swab, Rectal swab, Vaginal swab
Tube Type/Collection Container: Dual rayon Swab can be used for throat if collected for Group A Ag also, or Eswab can be used for all specimen types.
Collection Volume: Swab
Special Instructions: These cultures are screened for Group A Streptococcus only! Orders must state specific site of specimen. If patient has a positive Group A antigen test, a Strep culture is not necessary. Antibiotic sensitivities will be performed only on non-respiratory sites.
TAT: 48 hours
Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308