Item Value
Test name Streptococcus Group A Culture
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 2 days
In House Availability Set up daily, all shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Negative
Container type Polyester swab in charcoal transport media.

Note: If Streptococcus Group A antigen testing is also being requested it is required to submit two polyester swabs in a paper envelope.
Collection Instructions If other throat organisms are of interest they must be specified on the Microbiology requisition.
Sample type Throat swab

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667