|Alternate:||Rectal Culture for Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Strep)|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth cultures or no Beta Streptococcus isolated are finalized at 2 days, positives as identified.|
|Normal:||No Beta Streptococcus isolated|
|Uses:||For identification of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) and beta-hemolytic streptococcus not Group A.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. For the identification of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) only. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.|
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