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Rapid group A strep screen w/rfl culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB885

 

Methodology: 

Lateral flow immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

1 hour

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 swab; Eswab (1 swab) or Culturette Swab (2 swabs required)
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: All negative Rapid antigen screens will be reflexed to a throat culture

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87430

Last Changed: 

12/29/2016 12:18:37

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 11:43:23 AM