Strep. pyogenes (Group A beta Strep), Group C beta Strep, Group G beta Strep, Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. Does NOT include a rapid EIA test.
Specimen Collection Requirements
With the use of a tongue blade and good light for visualization, swab tonsillar crypts, areas of exudates or inflammation. Do NOT touch tongue or oral mucosa.
One swab in culture transport system, double swab is also acceptable. Specify if specific organism is requested, e.g. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, yeast.
1 swab in culture transport system
Frozen specimen, nonsterile or leaking containers
Preliminary Negative: 1 day; Final Negative: 2 days
Standard Bacterial Culture
Normal oropharyngeal flora, no beta strep
Additional charges as needed for identification and to differentiate normal flora from pathogens (CPT 87077).
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