Culture-Group A Strep Screen
Label Mnemonic: GPACX
Epic Lab Code: LAB2326
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Throat Swab, Rectal Swab
Collection Medium:
ESwab Collection & Transport System
Testing Schedule:
0700-2200, 7 days a week, including holidays. Cultures are completed within 2-3 days.
Comments:
Cultures are examined for Group A, C and G Streptococcus and Arcanobacterium. Rapid Group A Streptococcus screening is done by nucleic acid amplification and assays only for Group A Streptococcus.
CPT Code:
87081