Group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) with reflex to sensitivity.

6841

Methodology:Microbiology
Performed:Mon-Sat
Reported:3-5 days
Specimen Required:Collect: Swab in Amie’s or Star Swab® transport medium (Long Swab) OR E-Swab  

Specimen Preparation: Specimen collected at 35 to 37 week of gestation from vagina and rectum. Use universal precautions for collecting and handling all specimens. 
Please inform the laboratory if patient is allergic to Penicillin.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Long Swab/E-Swab: Room Temperature: 72 hours.

Criteria of Rejection: Cervical Specimen or any other body site. Swab in formalin or PVA Swab in 4M transport medium.
REMARK : Indicate a specimen source 
The CDC and the ACOG recommend reflex susceptibility testing to clindamycin and erythromycin (D-zone test to detect inducible clindamycin resistance) for group B Streptococcus only for those patients at high risk for anaphylactic shock due to penicillin allergy.
 
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. * 

Performing Lab
AccuReference Medical Laboratory 
CPT Code(s):87081

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