Streptococcus Group B with Susceptibility CultureMain Content
Test code: 15090
Includes: If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge. Antibiotic susceptibilities will be performed on Group B streptococcus isolates.
Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedure including Broth Enhanced Culture and Susceptibility
Clinical Significance: Group B Streptococci can be one of the most significant pathogens in the neonatal period. The organism is transmitted to the newborn through the birth canal. Prepartum vaginal introitus and anorectal cultures are important to determine carriage.
Alternative Name(s): Culture, Group B Strep
Supply#: S02 - Amies Gel (blue cap)
Preferred specimen(s): Blue cap culture swab device with Amies gel transport medium
Preferred volume: 2 swabs
Transport container: Blue cap culture swab device with Amies gel transport medium
Transport temperature: Room temperature
Specimen stability: Room temperature: 48 hours
Special Instructions: Prepartum patients: Obtain one or two swabs using either a red cap, amies liquid transport medium swab or blue cap amies gel medium swab of the vaginal introitus and the anorectum as recommended by the CDC.
- Expired transport swabs
- Frozen specimens
- Viral transport device
- DNA prove transport device
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