BETA STREP (GROUP A) RAPID
(Streptococcus (Group A) Rapid - Group A Streptococcus - Rapid Strep EIA - Streptococcus Group A Detection - Beta Step (Group A) Rapid)
Strep. pyogenes (Group A beta Strep) screen and if negative, backup culture
For use with throat source only. Separate orders are available for Culture, Beta Strep, Culture, Throat, Culture, B Pertussis and Culture Gonorrhea. Positive EIA tests indicate the presence of Strep A antigen from both viable and non-viable organisms.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Use rayon transport swab containing modified Stuart’s or Amies liquid medium. Kit polyester swab acceptable if test done at collection site
Do not use culture swab transport devices containing charcoal or gel. Ideally, the test is performed immediately after collection.
1 swab in culture transport system double swab acceptable
1 swab in culture transport system
Frozen, nonsterile, leaking containers, culture swabs in gel or charcoal transport devices, or other than Stuart’s or Amies liquid medium
Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 3 days
Lateral Flow, Backup Standard Bacterial Culture
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