Group A Rapid Strep Screen Panel
Label Mnemonic: GRPAPCR
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Throat Swab
Collection Medium:
ESwab Collection & Transport System
Minimum:
Collect: ONE ESwab (Product #74541). Send to Microbiology.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
<2 hours
Comments:
The panel includes culture confirmation of negative Group A Streptococcal (GAS) rapid antigen nucleic acid amplification tests. The GAS culture will not be performed if the rapid test is positive. Cultures are examined for Group A, C, and G Streptococcus and Arcanobacterium.

This panel is available only in Epic.

The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the University of Iowa Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.

Note: For rectal cultures see C GPA.

Epic Lab Codes:
O103409 Group A Streptococcus with reflex to culture (Inpatient)
O103411 (Outpatient)
Methodology:
Nucleic acid amplification; illumigene Assay (Meridian Bioscience)
CPT Code:
87651
 
See also:
Culture-Group A Strep Screen, Throat Swab, Rectal Swab