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Strep Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
STREP MIC2
Specimen Type:
Throat swab, Rectal swab, Vaginal swab
Tube Type:
Dual rayon swab culturette for throat specimen if collected for Group A Strep Ag also, or Eswab can be used for all sites.
Collection Volume:
Swab
Cause for Rejection:
Dry Swab >24 hours old
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
These specimens are cultured 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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
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:
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