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Streptococcus Group A Rapid Antigen with Reflex to Culture

Test Code: 10553

CPT Code(s): 87880

Includes: If Streptococcus Group A Rapid Antigen is negative, a culture will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87081).

Methodology: Immunochromatography Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Routine Isolation and Identification Procedures

Clinical Significance: A positive result from the antigen assay or isolation of Group A streptococci by culture from a symptomatic patient is usually considered clinically significant.