Group A Strep Rapid detection / culture
1 hour for Rapid Antigen detection
Liquid Stuart Culturette Swab (Red-Cap)
Collect (2) swabs by sweeping back and forth across inflamed areas of throat and tonsils. Return swabs to culturette media and transport to lab as soon as possible.
Delay in transport or dried swabs.
Refer to microbiology processing manual
Group A rapid antigen detection by immunoassay (IA), with reflex to culture if negative. Culture will semi-quantitate the presence of Beta-Strep groups A,C, F and/or G.