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  Rapid Strep Specimen Type:
  also known as Group A Strep Other

MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NEGATIVE
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 Swabs (not wooden applicator sticks) Available from Micro
Absolute minimum amount: 1 Swab
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Osom Ultra Strep A Test ; Immunochromatographic Assay
  STREP Panel:  Submit:  1) Dry Swab - Non-wood shaft  2) 2 swabs in Amies transport tube with gel
Special Instructions: Place swabs in transport system . If the rapid strep test is negative, a culture will be setup from second swab in transport media. If the only swab submitted is in transport media then only a culture will be performed. Test will not differentiate active disease from inactive disease or carrier state. Applicator sticks are not acceptable. Please use the transport system with 2 swabs and red top available in Microbiology Lab.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: RPST
Secondary code: 4269
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A