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Lab Test Dictionary

Beta Strep Culture


Synonyms

Group A Strep Culture

Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB328

Lab Test Days

upon receipt

Standard TAT

2 days

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Container Type

Liquid Stuart Culturette Swab (Red-Cap)

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen by sweeping swab across inflammed or ulcerated areas. Return swab to transport media and deliver to lab as soon as possible.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

24 hours after collection

Rejection Criteria

Delay in transport or dry swabs

Processing Instructions

Refer to microbiology procedure manual


Included Tests

This culture will semi-quantitate the presence of Beta-Strep groups A, C, F and/or G.


Revised

08-09-17