Item Value
Test name Streptococcus Group A Antigen
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times 1 hour after receipt at China Basin Microbiology
In House Availability Daily, day and evening shifts until 9 PM
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type Polyester (Dacron) swabs x2 in paper envelope or in clean,dry plastic tube (Do not use charcoal transport media)
Amount to Collect 2 swabs
Collection Instructions Swab tonsils or tonsilar crypts and posterior pharynx.

Deliver immediately to laboratory. refrigerate if transport is delayed.
Sample type Throat swab

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