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Strep A Screen

Test Name:Strep A Screen
Epic Order Code:LAB885  
CPT Code:87430  
Specimen(s) Type:Throat swab  
Acceptable Container(s):Collect using a sterile Rayon tipped applicator swab
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
 Routine: 1 hour
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 Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:Swabs with wooden shafts, calcium alginate or cotton tips interfere with the test results and should not be used. The use of semi-solid transport media, Culturette EZ swabs, or charcoal based transport media is not recommended as they may interfere with the assay.