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GBSCR
CULTURE, GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

Test Code GBSCR 
Test CULTURE, GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Use for prenatal screening for Group B Streptococcus when antibiotic susceptibiilty testing is NOT required.

See also:
CULTURE, GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS w/SUSCEPTIBILITY (RGBS) 

Specimen 1. Do not use a speculum when sampling vagina.
2. Swab vaginal introitus and rectum with a single swab.
3. Place swab in a culture transport media tube.
4. If detection of any other genital pathogens is desired, use a speculum to collect an additional specimen.
5. Label tube with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and specimen source.
6. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only. Do not refrigerate.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 
Reference Values No Group B Strep isolated 
Analytic Time 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87070  Culture, bacteria