STREP SCREEN

Mnemonic

SS

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.

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

Reference Values

Reference Values

No beta strep

CPT Codes

87081

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2018 01:14:15 PM