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Test Code QSTREP/LAB885 Quick Strep, Rapid Testing for Group A Strep (with reflex to Throat Screen)

Performing Laboratory

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center / Asante Three Rivers Medical Center / Ashland Community Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Swab suspicious lesions in throat/tonsillar area.

Culture Swabs

 

Specimen Transport Temperature and Stability

Ambient

Viable for 48 hours in culturette

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Same day. STAT: 30 minutes

Additional Information

Use: Detection of Group A Strep Antigen in throat swabs as an aid to diagnosis of Strep Throat.

 

Note: Negative results will automatically reflex an order for a throat screen (THRSCR)

Methodology

Qualitative detection of Group A strep antigen.

Performing Department

Microbiology

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87430 – Infectious agent antigen detection by enzyme immunoassay technique, qualitative or semiquantitative, multiple-step method 

Billing Code

2030534