Lab Test : Throat Culture Routine

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Alternate:Throat Culture for Group A Streptococcus.
Includes:Culture
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:THRC
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.
Specimen:Throat
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:No Beta Streptococcus isolated.
Uses:For identification of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus), beta-hemolytic streptococcus not Group A and Arcanobacterium.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided. For the identification of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) only. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Culture
 

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