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Test Code SCSTPB Culture Strep Group B, LAB2182

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Vaginal/rectal, vaginal or cervical

Container/Tube: Aerobic culture swab

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and on request.

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Methodology

18-24 hour broth enrichment followed by molecular identification.  MIC testing is performed if positive and patient is allergic to penicillin.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

No group B streptococcus isolated

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87150