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5777: Streptococcus, Beta Group A Culture Screen Print View
Specimen Source      
Streptococcus, Beta Group A Culture CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Amies Rayon Swab 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
2 Amies Calcium Alginate 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
3 Amies Dacron Swab 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
4 Oral Swab-Liquid Amies 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
5 Amies Flocked (Blue) 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
6 Amies Flocked (Red) 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amies w/Charcoal/Swab   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  ESwab Amies   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Indicate source of specimen on both requisition and specimen
transport devices. Specimens should be obtained before antibiotic
therapy. Any antibiotics currently prescribed to the patient should
be indicated on the requisition.

Use a sterile culture swab to sample the back of the throat (posterior
pharynx), tonsillar crypts, and between the tonsillar pillars and
uvula. Avoid touching the lips, cheeks, tongue, and uvula.

Please note: Throat specimens should not be collected if the patient
may have epiglottitis, a rapidly progressing cellulitis with
potential to cause complete airway obstruction. If epiglottitis
is suspected, prompt otolaryngologic consultation for airway
management is suggested. Swabs for Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture
should be immediately plated onto JEMBEC (Neigon) plates and
ordered separately.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87081

The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Specimens >48 hrs old; expired transport devices; viral transport medium; DNA Probe transport device; dry swabs Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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