Group B Strep Ag

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: STRPB MIC1

Specimen Type: CSF or Blood

Tube Type: CSF container or Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL CSF / 1.0 mL serum

Cause for rejection: Serum with excessive hemolysis or lipemia may not be suitable for testing.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Antigen detection by latex agglutination

Special Instructions: Urine specimens may exhibit misleading results in neonates and infants and therefore are not acceptable for analysis. Transient excretion of the Group B strep antigen has been noted in uninfected infants colonized in the gastrointestinal tract.

OC Power Word: LLATSTREPB

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 87450

Synonyms: Group B Strep Latex Agglutination

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