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Streptococcus Group A Culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P118
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Method Selective media
Collection Instructions If other throat organisms are of interest they must be specified on the Microbiology requisition.
Container type Polyester swab in charcoal transport media.

Note: If Streptococcus Group A antigen testing is also being requested it is required to submit two polyester swabs in a paper envelope.
Sample type Throat swab
Normal range Negative
Critical value Positive culture from normally sterile site specimen.
Synonyms Bacterial culture; Beta-hemolytic Strep; beta-strep; Throat culture
Stability Room temperature 24 hours
Turn around times 2 days
Additional information If other organisms are requested the specimen will be processed as Bacterial Culture, Respiratory
LOINC code 11268-0
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:37 AM
Entry Number 875

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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