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Group B Strep Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
GRBSC MIC2
Specimen Type:
Vaginal-rectal swab
Tube Type:
Eswab
Cause for Rejection:
Dry Swab >24 hours old
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 clindamycin, upon physician request, if patient is allergic to penicillins.
CPT Code:
87081
Synonyms:
Group B Strep Screen
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