Culture, Group B Streptococcus (S.agalactiae)

Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB1377
EPIC Order   Group B Strep Screen
CPT Code   87081
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Specify Site: Use Red-Capped Double Swab (Lawson #050439)
Female rectovaginal swabs for prenatal screening [35-37 weeks]: See Comments for additional specimen information
Gram stain   No
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time   48 hours
Reference Range Normal: Negative for Group B Streptococcus
Comments Deliver within 2 hrs of collection.
For penicillin allergic patients order: "Group B strep screen with susceptibility (LAB5063)" to obtain clindamycin and erthromycin susceptibility results on positive cultures.

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

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