Streptococcus Group A, Rapid

Test Name Streptococcus Group A, Rapid
Test Code 312
CPT Code(s) 87880
Preferred Requirement(s) Throat Swab
Transport Temperature A=8hrs
Methodology Immunoassay
Days Performed Mon-Fri
Special Instructions Dual sterile swab supplied in the test kit is recommended. Swab the posterior pharynx, tonsils, and other inflamed areas. Avoid touching the tongue, cheeks and teeth with the swab.
Comments Testing should ideally be performed immediately after the specimens have been collected. Swab specimens may be stored in a clean, dry plastic tube for up to 8 hours at room temperature.
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