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Test Compendium

4040: CULTURE, BETA STREPTOCOCCUS GROUP A, THROAT

Test Code

  • 4040

Test Synonym

  • GROUP A BETA STREP, THROAT CULTURE

Volume

  • 1 Swab

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Requirements

  • Swab In Transport Medium

Container

  • Culture Swab, Culturette

Storage

  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • Swab, transport media.

Additional Information

  • Throat culture for Group A Streptococcus ONLY.

Specimen Stability

  • 48 hours, ambient