Culture-Group A Strep Screen
Label Mnemonic: GPACX
Epic code: LAB2326
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591 Bacteriology/Virology Section
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.
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.
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