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Strep Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
STREP
Test Workstation :
MIC2
Specimen Type:

Dual rayon swab culturette collected from throat source. Eswab from throat source also acceptable.
Eswab collected from rectal or vaginal source.

Cause for Rejection:
Quantity not sufficient, improper specimen type, improper storage/transport, improper swab, dry swab over 24 hours old, multiple swabs per vial, mislabeled, or unlabeled.
Storage:
Transport at room temperature. Upon arrival in laboratory, store refrigerated.
Availability:
Mon-Sun
Methodology:
Culture
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8406
TAT:
72 hours
Additional Info:
Throat 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.
CPT Code:
87081
Synonyms:
Throat Culture for Strep; Strep Screen Culture

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