Lab Test : Rectal Culture for Group A Streptococcus

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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.
Volume:1 culturette
Temperature:Room temperature
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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