Strep Culture

Laboratory:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: STREP MMIC2

Specimen Type: Throat swab, Rectal swab, Vaginal swab

Tube Type: 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

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

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.

OC Power Word: LVCULTSTREP

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87081

Synonyms: Throat Culture for Strep; Strep Screen Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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