RAPID BETA STREP SCREEN

Code
800.0115
Name
RAPID BETA STREP SCREEN
Category
None
Department
Serology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Quick Strep; Rapid Strep
CPT Codes
87880
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Throat Swab

Volume

See Special Instructions

Transport Info

Refrigerated
24 Hour stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Use tongue depressor to gently depress tongue. Extend swab between tonsillar pillars and behind uvula; avoid touching cheeks, tongue, uvula, or lips. Any exudate should be touched.

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Lateral Flow Immunoassay

Clinical Significance

Identify Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci; antigen establishes the diagnosis of Strep throat.

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