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Test Catalog

Test ID: CGBS    
Group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) 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 and charged.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Vaginal/rectal combination swab

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:

Vaginal/rectal combination swab is the only acceptable specimen according to American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. Vaginal only,  rectal only, as well as other sources are not acceptable.

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

Other Dry swab

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