Culture, Throat

Specimen Type

Culture for Group A Streptococcus (S.pyogenes) Only

Test ID   LAB885
EPIC Order
  Group A Strep Screen
CPT Code   87081
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: See Important Comments.
Gram Stain   No
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time   48 hours
Reference Range    
Comments Deliver within 2 hrs of collection.
Use Transport Swabs (Lawson 050441);  for Rapid Strep Testing use doubleswab(Lawson 050439).

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 17, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514