Culture-Group B Strep Susceptibility Testing
Label Mnemonic: GPBCX
Epic Lab Code: LAB2328
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Collection Medium:
ESwab Collection & Transport System
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
Cultures are completed within 2-3 days.
Comments:
A culture used to screen OB or pediatric specimens for Group B Streptococcus. This order includes susceptibility testing for clindamycin, ceftriaxone, penicillin, and vancomycin. CDC recommends universal prenatal screening for vaginal and rectal GBS colonization of all pregnant women at 35-37 weeks gestation. Swab the lower vagina, followed by the rectum using the same swab. Reference: 1. CDC. Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease. Revised Guidelines from CDC. MMWR. August 16, 2002; 51(RR-11).
CPT Code:
87081