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Culture Throat (Beta Strep)

SIM 40910 
CPT 87081 
Synonyms Strep Culture, Grp A Strep 



Throat Swab 
Container Culturette Swab ( BD Culture Swab Plus)

Collection Instructions

Volume Culture Swab Plus Collection

Additional Information

Negative Rapid Strep ( C-RS) Tests will reflex to Culture
Patient Preparation
Specimen Processing Instructions
Transport Requirements Room temp
Specimen Stability Room temp < 48hrs 
Rejection Criteria • Stability exceeded
• Improperly labeled or identified
Reference Range No Grp A Beta Strep isolated
Critical Value  
Test Includes Isolation and identification of Grp A Strep 
Methodology Culture 
Testing Frequency Daily  
Reviewed By Frankie Rice 
Reviewed Date 1/26/2018

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