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Test Code THSC PHARYNGITIS CULTURE

Important Note

Samples must be received in lab within 24 hours.
For the recovery of pharyngitis pathogens, including Group A Strep, Group C Strep, Group G Strep, and Arcanobacterium. A negative rapid Strep test does not completely rule out Group A Strep pharyngitis.

Testing includes isolation and identification (additional charges/CPT codes may apply).

Additional Codes

Primary ID

SQ Code

PRISM Code

MayoAccess ID

THSC

THSC LAB502 N/A

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Bacterial Collection Kit Throat

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A 24 hours

Samples must be received in lab within 24 hours.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / Reported when positive. Negative final at 48 hours / Not available STAT

Method

Culture

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Pharyngitis Culture 87070

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

LOINC Code Information

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
THSC Pharyngitis Culture 626-2

 

Section

Microbiology-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Reference Range

  • Specimens are inoculated to a blood agar plate that is incubated for 48 hours.
  • The presence or absence of Group A beta hemolytic streptococci is reported.
  • Group C beta hemolytic streptococci and Group G beta hemolytic streptococci are reported if pure or predominant
  • Arcanobacterium hemolyticum is also noted if present.

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes