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Culture Strep ( GRP B )

SIM

40055 

CPT

87081 

Synonyms

GrpB Strep 

Specimen Type

Vaginal-Rectal Swab 

Container

BD Culture Swab Plus

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

Culture Swab Plus Collector

Additional Information

 

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Room Temp <48 hrs 

Rejection Criteria

• Stability exceeded
• Improper labeling or identification
• Improper collection swab

Reference Range

No Grp B Strep isolated

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Isolation and identification of Grp B Strep. Susceptibility testing performed on penicillin allergic patient when requested. 

Methodology

Culture using Carrot Broth and ChromAgar 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/26/2018

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