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Strep A (Rapid)

SIM

40100 

CPT

87880 

Synonyms

Rapid Strep; Direct Strep A; Group A Rapid Streptococci 

Specimen Type

Throat swab 

Container

2 swabs

Collection Instructions

Collect the throat swab specimen with the sterile swab that is provided in the kit or use culturette double swabs(without gel).  Transport swabs containing modified Stuart’s or Amies medium can also be used with this product.  Swab the posterior pharynx, tonsils and other inflamed areas.  Avoid touching the tongue, cheeks and teeth with the swab.

Volume

n/a

Additional Information

Negative Rapid Strep results referred to Microbiology for culture

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

None

Transport Requirements

Room temp

Specimen Stability

4 hours 

Rejection Criteria

Swabs in gel

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

Strep A 

Methodology

Lateral flow immunoassay 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2/2/2018 

Supplemental

 

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