CULTURE, BETA STREP ONLY (GROUP A)

Mnemonic

C

Synonym

(Beta Strep Culture)

Includes

Strep. pyogenes (Group A beta Strep), Group C beta Strep, Group G beta Strep. Does NOT include a rapid EIA test.

Guidelines

For use with throat sources only. Separate orders are available for Beta Strep Rapid Screen, Culture, Throat, Culture, B Pertussis and Culture, Gonorrhea Only (Neisseria gonorrhoeae).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Use culture collection and transport swab

Minimum Volume

1 swab in culture transport system

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimens, nonsterile or leaking containers

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Acceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Standard Bacterial Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

No beta strep

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:08 AM