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Test Name: Culture, Streptococcus, Group A, Rectal

Test Code(s): SSREC / HCSSREC

CPT Code(s): 87081; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Methodology: Culture

Clinical Significance: Culture for beta Streptococcus, Group A (Streptococcus pyogenes)

Days Performed: Daily.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Preliminary report: 24 hours. Final report: Negative cultures 48 hours. Reports on specimens from which suspicious colonies are seen may require additional time for completion.


Specimen Requirements

Collection Container: Preferred: CultureSwab®

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Microbiology (B4/231).

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Expected Results:

Negative for Beta Streptococcus, Group A (S. pyogenes)

beta streptococcus
Streptococcus pyogenes

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