Group B Strep Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: GRBSC MIC2

Specimen Type: Vaginal-rectal swab

Tube Type: Eswab

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Collect specimen from both areas and place in same Eswab transport tube to maximize recovery of Group B Strep.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours. Susceptibility performed on positive cultures to erythromycin and clindamycin upon physician request

if patient is allergic to penicillins.

CPT Code: 87081

Synonyms: Group B Strep Screen

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