RAPID STREPTOCOCCAL A ANTIGEN

LAB885

 

Collect

2 separate throat swabs as follows:

1 dry polyester fiber-tipped swab AND 1 Copan eSwab with Transport Media

Also acceptable: A swab transport system containing Modified Stuart's Medium may be submitted in place of the Copan eSwab with Transport Media.

Wooden applicator swabs are not acceptable.

Click here for Rapid Strep Sample Collection job aid.

Unacceptable Conditions

Transport media containing charcoal or agar; sample not properly identified; wooden applicator swabs; dry non-polyester fiber tipped swabs.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.
Offsite: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Remarks

All negative Rapid Strep screens will be cultured for group A strep.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Qualitative Lateral Flow Enzyme Immunoassay.

Reported

Within 1 hour of receipt.

Synonyms

  • -660
  • LAB885

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

CPT Codes

87430

Collection

LAB885

 

Collect

2 separate throat swabs as follows:

1 dry polyester fiber-tipped swab AND 1 Copan eSwab with Transport Media

Also acceptable: A swab transport system containing Modified Stuart's Medium may be submitted in place of the Copan eSwab with Transport Media.

Wooden applicator swabs are not acceptable.

Click here for Rapid Strep Sample Collection job aid.

Unacceptable Conditions

Transport media containing charcoal or agar; sample not properly identified; wooden applicator swabs; dry non-polyester fiber tipped swabs.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.
Offsite: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Remarks

All negative Rapid Strep screens will be cultured for group A strep.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Qualitative Lateral Flow Enzyme Immunoassay.

Reported

Within 1 hour of receipt.

Synonyms

  • -660
  • LAB885
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Core

Administrative

CPT Codes

87430

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