Rapid antigen test to screen for Beta Strep Group A.
Beta Strep Group A Culture is the most sensitive and accurate test for detection of Beta Strep Group A.
- Group A Strep
- Beta Strep Group A Screen by Immunoassay
- Strep Screen, Throat / Nasopharynx
- BETA STREPTOCOCCUS SCREEN EIA
- POC STREP A ANTIGEN
- Rapid Strep Test
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
Collect specimen from throat or nasopharynx and place in ESwab. When taking throat specimen, swab both tonsillar pillars and oropharynx. Store at room temperature and send within 24 hours of collection. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.
Refrigerated: up to 72 hours.
If the Beta Strep Group A by Immunoassay (SIA) is negative, the Beta Strep Group A Culture (SSN) will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.