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Streptococcus Group A, Rapid

Test Code 312
Test Name Streptococcus Group A, Rapid
CPT Code 87880
Preferred Requirement Throat Swab
Alternate Requirement
Minimum Volume
Transport Temperature A=8hrs
Methodology Immunoassay
Day Performed Mon-Fri
Special Instructions Sterile swab supplied in the test kit is recommended. Swab the posterior pharynx, tonsils, and other inflamed areas. Avoid touching the tongue, cheeks and teeth with the swab.
Comments Testing should ideally be performed immediately after the specimens have been collected. Swab specimens may be stored in a clean, dry plastic tube for up to 8 hours at room temperature.
Test Included
Performing Lab
Clinical Significance