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
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) Rapid Negative
Streptococcus (Group A) Culture Negative
Interpretive Data
 
Note
If the Streptococcus (Group A) Rapid test is negative, then a culture will be added for confirmation. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87880; if reflexed, add 87081
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0028900Strep Group A, Rapid
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Aliases
  • Culture, Throat
  • Rapid Strep A Test
  • Rapid Streptococcus Group A Panel
  • Throat Culture