Streptococcus Group B by PCR
0060705
 
Ordering Recommendation
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.
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 Name
0060705Streptococcus (Group B) by PCR
2002869Streptococcus (Group B) Source
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus PCR