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Test Code GPAPCR Strep Group A PCR, LAB6555

Important Note

This assay is for throat specimens only and will test for Group A Strep, along with Group C/G Strep.

Note: this is used as a reflex to the Rapid Strep assay for off-site locations.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids, IA

Specimen Requirements

1.  Submit a CultureSwab of throat.

2.  Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature. Must be received in the lab within 72 hours of collection.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Ranges


Day (s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Isothermal Helicase-Dependent Amplification (HDA).

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87651 - Streptococcus, group A, amplified probe technique

87798 - Additional organism, amplified probe technique