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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Vaginal then rectal specimen with the same swab.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer swab to Amies media or 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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87653

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060705 Streptococcus (Group B) by PCR
2002869 Streptococcus (Group B) Source
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Aliases
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus
  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus PCR
Streptococcus Group B by PCR