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Epic Test Name CULTURE GROUP B STREP
Components
Synonyms Beta-hemolytic Strep; Strep Group B; Group B streptococcus; S. agalactiae; GBS
Description This assay is used for carriage of Strep. agalactiae (grp B strep) in pregnant women.
Specimen Requirements 
Container swab, Dacron or rayon swab
Specimen Type Vaginal/rectal swab
Preferred Collection Volume
Minimum Collection Volume
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling Refer to aerobic culture, no gram stain.
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Culture/Identification
Reference Range Culture negative for Streptococcus agalactiae ( grp B streptoccus)
CPT Code(s) 87071, 87077
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time2 days
Performed Daily
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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