Gold standard for confirming group A streptococcal infection. Order when rapid testing is negative and suspicion of streptococcus is moderately high.
Negative at 3 days
Positives as soon as detected
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.
Room temperature or refrigerated.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus.
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060126||Culture, Streptococcus (Group A)||547-0|
- Beta Streptococcus
- Beta-Hemolytic Strep
- Strep Group A
- Strep Group B