Group B Strep PCR

Test Code

CPT Codes
87653, 87186 (if appropriate)

Preferred Specimen
Vaginal/Rectal collected with Copan Double Swab Collection Tube

 Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

  • Collect vaginal/rectal specimen with Copan Double Swab Collection Tube.
  • Label container with two patient identifiers (full name, DOB or MR), specimen source, and date and time of collection.
  • Indicate if patient is penicillin allergic.

Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Vaginal/Rectal Swab Refrigerate 24 hours

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday

Report Available
24-48 hours

Reference Range
Negative: Presumed not colonized with Group B Streptococcus (GBS). GBS target DNA: not detected.

Performing Laboratory
McKee Medical Center - Microbiology/Molecular Laboratory

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.