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854 Culture, Throat (For Group A Strep)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid
48 Hours
No Growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Throat specimen. For YourSwab (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.

Clinical Utility

To detect a bacterial infection of the nasopharyngeal areas and upper respiratory tract, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing

CPT Codes

87071

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