Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Throat swab, Rectal swab, Vaginal swab
Dual rayon swab culturette for throat specimen if collected for Group A Strep Ag also, or Eswab can be used for all sites.
Cause for rejection:
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. Antiobiotic sensitivities will be performed only on non-respiratory sites.
OC Power Word:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Throat Culture for Strep; Strep Screen Culture