873 Rapid Strep A with Reflex to Throat Culture

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Throat specimen 48 Hours Not Isolated

Specimen Requirements

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

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sunday through Saturday

Turn-Around Time

24 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 determine if a sore throat is "strep throat" that is caused by group A streptococcus (GAS)

CPT Codes

87880

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