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Group B Streptococcus


TEST DIRECTORY
Test Name
Group B Streptococcus
Alternate Names
streptococcus agalactiae
Description
Detection of Group B Streptococcus by realtime PCR.
Test Code
955
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen
Vaginal and/or anorectal swab specimens in bacterial transport media such as Amies, Stuart’s, or Modified Stuart’s
Specimen Collection
Storage Requirements
Store specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C) or refrigerated until transported. DO NOT freeze.
Causes for Rejections
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Turn Around Time
1-2 days
Methodology
Real time PCR
Limitations
Test results may be affected by improper/inadequate specimen collection or expired transport media.
CPT Code
87653