60201:BETA STREPTOCOCCUS CULTURE, NON-PRENATAL

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60201:BETA STREPTOCOCCUS CULTURE, NON-PRENATAL
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours. Final at 48-72 hours.
CPT Code: 87081
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Collect specimen from throat, rectum, anus, vagina, or skin (cellulitis) using a Routine Culture transport swab.
Stability: 72 hours ambient or refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Comments: 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.
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; unsterile container; frozen specimen.

Reference Range:
No beta streptococcus isolated.