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Latex Agglutination

Clinical System Name

Antigen Detection (Strep Group B)

Synonyms

group b strep
ID By Serology
latex agglutination
strep b
Strep Group B Antigen Detection

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood 

Container(s): Red, Gold SST Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2 mL 

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL 

 

 

Specimen: CSF

Container(s): Sterile Screw-capped Container

Preferred Vol: 1 mL 

Minimum Vol: 0.3 mL 

 

Note: The Latex agglutination test is available for Strep Group B on CSF and serum.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Received room temperature

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Aliquot at least 1 mL CSF or serum into a sterile container then freeze at -20.

 

Off-site collection:  Send serum or CSF frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or CSF Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 48 h
  Frozen 7 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

Department

Department:  

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

 

Reference Range

Not detected

Methodology

Method: Latex Agglutination (Liatest)

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86403

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Streptococcus Group B Antigen Detection
Reference Test Number: 4423
Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with Quest courier. Keep a copy of the PKL for our records..