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Test Catalog

Test ID: CGAS    
Group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) Culture, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Rectal, perirectal, perianal, or anal

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information: Primarily to be collected from pediatric patients

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Vaginal

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information: Submission of a vaginal source is limited to Infection Prevention and Control test orders

 

Specimen Type: Throat or pharynx

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information: Submission of throat or pharynx sources is limited to Infection Prevention and Control test orders

 

Specimen Type: Skin or wound

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information: Submission of skin or wound sources is limited to Infection Prevention and Control test orders

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Dry swab Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)24 hours
 Refrigerated 24 hours