Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Reference Range *

No Beta-Hemolytic Streptococci or Arcanobacterium isolated

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

48 hours

Soft Order Code
RESPG
MiChart Code
RESPG
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen from throat or oropharynx and place in ESwab. When taking throat specimen, swab both tonsillar pillars and oropharynx.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen older than 48 hours.
ESwab
Normal Volume
Eswab
Storage Temperature
Ambient or Refrigerated: Up to 48 hours Frozen: No
Additional Information

If Streptococcus group A is suspected, please order ERSTA or SGRPA.

Billing
CPT Code
87070
Fee Code
32256
NY State Approved
No