Item Value
Test name POCT Streptococcus Group A Antigen
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability During clinic hours
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range Negative
Container type N/A
Collection Instructions Use sterile polyester swab to collect sample.

Note: in order to provide a samples for culture should it be needed it is recommended that two swabs be collected. The sample for culture should be submitted in charcoal transport media to maintain viability on non-streptococcal organisms that may also cause pharyngitis.
Sample type Swab of posterior nasopharynx

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