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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • CULTURE, BETA STREPTOCOCCUS GROUP A, THROAT

Test Code

  • 4040

Test Synonym

  • GROUP A BETA STREP, THROAT CULTURE, STREP A

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Type

  • Swab In Transport Medium

Primary Container

  • Culture Swab, Culturette

Transport Temp

  • Ambient

TAT

  • 3 days

Specimen Requirements

  • Swab, transport media.

Specimen Retention

  • Throat culture for Group A Streptococcus ONLY.