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Streptococcus Group B Culture
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Collect combined rectal and introital sample.
Indicate on requisition if the patient is allergic to penicillin.
|Container type||Swab in Todd-Hewitt (LIM) broth available from Microbiology or swab in charcoal transport medium (NOT preferred)|
|Sample type||Anal-vaginal swab|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Swabs not received in Todd-Hewitt (LIM) broth or charcoal transport media.|
|Processing notes||Put swabs received in charcoal transport medium into Todd-Hewitt (LIM) broth.|
|Critical value||Positive culture from L&D patient.|
|Stability||Room temperature 12 hours|
|Turn around times||3 days|
|Additional information||For detection of carriers prior to delivery.
If penicillin allergy is indicated on the requisition microbiology will perform susceptability studies to erythromycin and clindamycin.
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:52:37 AM|
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