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Rapid Strep A screen (Strep Throat)

Order Name C RAP A SC
Test Number: 6001700
Revision Date 11/14/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Rapid Strep A screen (Strep Throat)
Enzyme Immunoassay 78012-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 2ea (1ea) Swab Puritan 6" Sterile Standard Rayon Swab Room Temperature
Instructions Rinse mouth with tap water before collection. Avoid throat lozenges and mouthwashes. Swab back of throat on tonsils, avoid the tongue.
The only acceptable swab now is Puritan 6" Sterile Standard Rayon Swab w/Polystyrene Handle, reference # 25-806 1PR.

If a culture is being collected at the same time, collect an extra Puritan 6" Sterile Standard Rayon Swab w/Plastic Handle & Tube Double Tip, reference # 25-806 2PR, or the culture may be collected with a different swab specific to that culture as indicated in the test directory for that culture.
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1 Day  
Clinical Use Detection of Group A Streptococcus antigen. 
Notes If rapid strep A screen is negative, a culture will automatically be set up, if an appropriate swab has been submitted.
CPT Code(s) 87880QW
Lab Section Microbiology