Streptococcus (Group A) Culture
0060126
Ordering Recommendation
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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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Throat swab.  
Specimen Preparation
Place swab in bacterial transport media.  
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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Cross References
  • Beta Streptococcus
  • Beta-Hemolytic Strep
  • Culture
  • Strep
  • Strep Group A
  • Strep Group B
  • Throat