68410:STREPTOCOCCUS GROUP A DETECTION BY DNA PROBE

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68410:STREPTOCOCCUS GROUP A DETECTION BY DNA PROBE
Methodology: DNA Probe
Edit Date: 5/15/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 87650
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Specimen from throat using a transport swab. NOTE: Only throat-source specimen is acceptable.
Handling: Must reach testing department within 48 hours of collection.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: This test only detects Streptococcus Group A. Validated only for throat sources using certain transport swabs.
Rejection Criteria: Dry swabs; specimen from source other than throat; specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

Negative

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