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Streptococcus Group B by PCR
0060705
Ordering Recommendation

Determine genital and rectal Group B Streptococcus in pregnant women.

Mnemonic
GBS PCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 48 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Rectal or vaginal swab. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer swab to Liquid Stuart media (ARUP supply: #43875). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Not Detected
Interpretive Data
For antibiotic sensitivity testing, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787 and request Antimicrobial Susceptibility-Not Otherwise Specified (ARUP test code 0060200). Susceptibility testing must be ordered within 30 days of specimen collection.

Note
CPT Code(s)
87653
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060705Streptococcus (Group B) by PCR
2002869Streptococcus (Group B) Source
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Aliases
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus PCR