Group A Strep PCR with Reflex Culture
Epic Lab Code: O103409
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) and send to Microbiology Lab.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
PCR testing: 2 Hours after receipt in laboratory.
Culture testing: 2 days.
Reference Range:
Negative
Comments:
The Group A Streptococcus (GAS) culture will not be performed if the rapid test is positive.

The culture includes culture confirmation of negative GAS nucleic acid amplification tests. Cultures are also examined for Group A, C, and G Streptoccocus and Arcanobacterium.
Methodology:
Nucleic acid amplification; illumigene Assay (Meridian Bioscience)