Collect specimen from throat, rectum, anus, vagina, or skin (cellulitis) using a Routine Culture transport swab.
72 hours ambient or refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Ambient or refrigerated.
Beta streptococcus isolated from throat specimen will be typed for groups A, C, and G. Beta streptococcus isolated from rectum, anal or vaginal specimen will be typed for groups A and B. Beta streptococcus isolated from skin (cellulitis) specimen will be typed for group A. Additional charges will be added for the typing. If Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is isolated from a throat specimen, it will be identified at an additional charge.