Streptococcus (Group A) Culture
0060126
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC STREP
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Throat swab.  
Specimen Preparation
Place swab in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature or refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060126Culture, Streptococcus (Group A)
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Aliases
  • Beta Streptococcus
  • Beta-Hemolytic Strep
  • Culture
  • Strep
  • Strep Group A
  • Strep Group B
  • Throat