|Alternate:||Throat Culture for Group A Streptococcus.|
|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), 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.|
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