Group A Strep Ag

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: STRPA MIC1

Specimen Type: Throat swab

Tube Type: Rapid strep dual swab, obtain from Central Supply

Collection Volume: 1 dual swab

Cause for rejection: Incorrect swab used to collect specimen, any specimen type other than throat

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Immunochromatographic Assay

Special Instructions: To obtain the best results, two swabs should be used together to swab the back of the throat and tonsillar area. The extra swab may be used for Strep culture if ordered. Deliver to lab ASAP. The Strep culture must be ordered in addition to the Group A Strep Ag test. If the Group A Strep Ag is positive, a Strep culture is not done. Note:The Rapid Strep test has not been validated for rectal swab specimens.

OC Power Word: LGRPASTREP

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 87430

Synonyms: Rapid Strep Test; Rapid Screen for Group A Strep

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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