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Test Code C Str Scr Strep Screen (Non-Throat)

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Culture, Group A Strep

Synonyms

Non-Throat Strep Screen

Group A Strep Screen

Strep A Screen

Streptococcus pyogenes

Description

Includes Bacterial Culture. No Gram Stain is performed. Specimen cultured for Group A Strep (Streptococcus pyogenes) and Group C or G Strep (Streptococcus dysgalactiae). Strep Screen cultures are for sites other than the throat (usually rectal). Order Throat Culture for Throat Strep screen. 

Sample Requirements

SCH Main Campus Specimen Collection: BD ESwab is used for sample collection.

 

Off Site Specimen Collection:   Samples collected at Off-Site locations (where specimen set up will be delayed) are optimally collected on a BD ESwab which contains Amies transport media.

 

Container: Sterile Container. BD ESwabs should be inserted into the sterile tube of transport media provided in the package.

 

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol: N/A

 

 

Processing Instructions

 

CPA: BD ESwab should be sent to Microbiology for processing.  

 

Off-site collection:  Strep Screen Cultures are not set up at Off-site Children's Lab locations. BD ESwab Sample should be held at room temperature prior to and during courier transport.  

 

Other off-site locations: Hold sample at room temperature prior to and during transport to SCH Microbiology. Sample must be received into the microbiology laboratory within 24 hours of collection. 

Stability

BD ESwab
Temp Time
Room temp 24 hours
Refrigerated OK up to 48 hours
Frozen N

 

Availability

Procedure Performed Turn Around Time (TAT)
Gram Stain N/A

N/A

Culture 24/7 48 - 72 hours

 

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory

 

Department

Microbiology Laboratory

CPT Codes

87081

 

This test is not limited to the CPT codes listed.  Others may be added as more testing is necessary and depending on the pathogens isolated (example: MIC's and ID codes)

Notifiable Result

See Link below for Notifiable Conditions for WA state labs:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/PublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/NotifiableConditions.aspx

 

See Link below for PDF of phone numbers for Local Health jurisdictions (by County) in WA State:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1200/phsd-LHJ.pdf

Reporting Information

Preliminary Report:  24 hours

Negative Final Report: 48 hours