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Test Code Strep A Ag Strep A Antigen

Important Note

Submit throat swab only.  Swabs from other sites will be rejected. For other sites, see Strep Screen (Non-Throat)

Unacceptable swab types for Rapid Strep testing:

  • Cotton Tips
  • Swabs that have a wooden shaft
  • Calcium alginate swabs
  • Swabs in charcoal media
  • Swabs in semisolid (gel) media

 

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Strep Group A Antigen Detection

Synonyms

Rapid Strep A
Rapid Strep Group A Antigen Test
STREP THROAT

Description

Qualitative Rapid Strep Group A Antigen Assay
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Throat Culture

Container(s): EZII Double Swab System

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol: N/A

 

Please consult the Photo Swab Guide to determine which swab to collect.

 

Note: All negative rapid Strep tests will be cultured to provide optimal testing sensitivity. Submit throat swab only (swabs from other sites will be rejected, see Strep Screen (Non-Throat) for other sites). Use EZII Double Swab for collection of sample. 

 

Unacceptable swab types for Rapid Strep testing:

  • Cotton Tips
  • Swabs that have a wooden shaft
  • Calcium alginate swabs
  • Swabs in charcoal media

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Age of Specimen, Swab from site other than throat

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Deliver to Core Lab Urinalysis Bench/Rapid Strep Bench

 

Regional Clinic collection: Submit throat swab only (swabs from other sites will be rejected, see Strep Screen (Non-Throat) ​for other sites). Use EZ11 Double Swab System for collection. All negative rapid Strep tests will be cultured to provide optimal testing sensitivity.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
EZII Double swab RT

≤ 48 H

EZII Double swab 2-8oC

 48 H

EZII Double swab -20oC or -70oC

 No

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 20 min

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number206-987-2617

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Method: Immunochromatographic method/Dual Label Technology by OSOM Sekisui Diagnostics

Analytical Volume: N/A

CPT Codes

87880