Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name STREP SCREEN GROUP A BETA
Components
Synonyms Strep
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container 1 throat swab, using a Rayon or Dacron® swab with a plastic shaft.
Specimen Type Throat
Preferred Collection Volume 1 swab
Minimum Collection Volume 1 swab
Collection Instructions 1 throat swab, dry at 20-25°C.

Specimen Handling Stability (collection to initiation of testing): ambient: 24 hrs; refrigerated: 24 hrs; frozen: unacceptable
Rejection Criteria Calcium alginate swabs and swabs with a wooden shaft. Frozen specimens. Gel transport swabs.
Methodology
Reference Range
CPT Code(s) 87880 Direct test
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around TimeWithin 1 hr for rapid assay
Performed Daily
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016


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