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Group A Streptococcus PCR


Name Method Department Units
Group A Streptococcus PCR Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Pleural fluid, Synovial fluid, Deep abscess

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL

Refrigerated - 36 hour(s)
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Reasons for Rejection

  • Diluted specimen
  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Not received within specified time frame

CPT Code

  • 87651