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Group A Strep rRNA GenProbe, Throat (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Group A Strep rRNA GenProbe, Throat Direct Nucleic Acid Hybridization
CMI, Microbiology Detected or Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Throat swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Copan Dual Swab with Liquid Stuart's Medium

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N/A
Alternate

REMEL Bacti-swab II with Liquid Stuart's Medium

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)
Room temperature - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in wrong swab system
  • Specimen other than throat swab
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Contaminated with blood

Comments

Alternative to throat culture (THRC) for definitive lab diagnosis of Group A streptococcal pharyngitis.

CPT Code

  • 87650