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Culture- Bacterial, Throat Screen for Gp A Strep.


Name Method Department Units
Culture,Throat Gp A Strep only Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

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Specimen Requirements

Throat swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Dual culture swab system


Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Specimen other than throat swab


Culture for the presence or absence of Group A Streptococcus only. Not for detection of other possible agents of bacterial pharyngitis including Group C and G Streptococcus and Arcanobacterium. To also detect these agents, order a standard throat culture (THRC CPT 87070)

CPT Code

  • 87070