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Group B Streptococcus by Real Time PCR

Test Name:Group B Streptococcus by Real Time PCR
Epic Order Code:LAB922  
CPT Code:87653  
Specimen(s) Type:Vaginal, Rectal
Acceptable Container(s):Top is red.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day; 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, inoculated Copan swab may be stored at 2-8° C for up to 6 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:Copan Venturi Transystem collection devices are available in the laboratory.