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.
24hrs Rapid Strep Test
48hrs Throat Culture
See Appendix, Microbiology Specimen Collection.
To determine if a sore throat is "strep throat" that is caused by Group A Streptococcus (GAS).
87880, 87071. Additional CPT codes may be charged for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing as warranted.