Perinatal Group B Streptococcus Culture : 1000724

Test Code
PGBS or 1000724

Alias/See Also
Streptococcus agalactiae

CPT Codes

1. Sample the LOWER vagina [not the cervix]
2. Using the same swab, insert the swab into the rectum (through the anal sphincter).
3. Remove the swab and place into transport medium.

Transport Container
Submit Vaginal/Rectal dual site swab in an aerobic/anaerobic transport container/medium.

Transport Temperature
Samples may be transported Ambient, but the use of 4 C (Refrigerated) for transport provides the greatest sensitivity.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Exam for the presence of any Group B strep [Streptococcus agalactiae]

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
3 days

Reference Range
No Group B Strep isolated

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.