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Streptococcus (Group A) Rapid with Reflex to Culture
0028903
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
STREP SCN
Methodology
Immunoassay/Culture
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours for rapid assay; 48 hours later for culture
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Throat swabs using a Rayon or Dacron® swab with a plastic shaft. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport two throat swabs, either dry or in a liquid transport system containing Modified Stuart's Medium (e.g., culturette or culturette II). 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate swabs or swabs with a wooden shaft. Frozen specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Components
Reference Interval
Streptococcus  (Group A) RapidNegative
Streptococcus (Group A) CultureNegative

Interpretive Data


Note
If the Streptococcus (Group A) Rapid test is negative and the patient is less than 18 years old, a culture will be added for confirmation. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87880; if reflexed, add 87081
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0028900Strep Group A, Rapid6558-1
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Aliases
  • Culture, Throat
  • Rapid Strep A Test
  • Rapid Streptococcus Group A Panel
  • Throat Culture