Culture Strep Group A

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Non-gel or gel swab

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
XNG Swab (Non-gel)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 48 hours at room temperature

Aerobic culture for group A streptococcus only.

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.