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Test ID NBLD0482 RAPID STREP A ANTIGEN

AKA

Strep Screen,

Serological test for Group “A” strep,
Gas,

Group A Strep Screen,

Group A Strep

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen is obtained with culturette swab by swabbing inflamed or ulcerated tonsillar areas. The tongue should be depressed with a tongue blade to minimize contamination of the swab with oral secretions. Place culturette swab into transport media at bottom of culturette tube to keep it moist.

Transport Temperature

Transport at room temperature. DO NOT SEND ON ICE OR FROZEN. In cold weather, send specimen in insulated container.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily.

Methodology

Screen: Immunochromatographic Assay
Group A Strep DNA: PCR

CPT

87651; 87880; 87081

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo