STREP SCREEN

Message
This test is designed as a screening culture for all beta-hemolytic streptococcus. Identification will only be performed on beta streptococci. Other possible pathogens will be noted, but not fully identified. A notation will also be made as to the relative amount of accompanying normal flora.

Test Code
SSCR

CPT Codes
87081

Instructions

1. Collect specimen from the pharyngeal area using a culture transport swab.
2. Return swab to CulturetteĀ®.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.


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Transport Container
Throat Swab

Methodology
Manual



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.