CULTURE THROAT BACTERIAL (THB)
: THB, Strep A culture, Throat culture
: Strep group A culture
: Strep Group A Culture: 87081. Cystic Fibrosis Culture: 87070.
: Negative for Strep Group A
: Culturette swab
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Excessive delay in transport.
: Culture: 2-5 days
: Routinely for Strep Group A only. Note: there is a special workup for CF patients; there are different and additional charges. The CF workup does not include Strep Group A unless specifically requested. The CF workup includes culturing for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staph aureus, Burkholderia cepacia; other predominant potential pathogens. There will be a separate charge for organism identification and susceptibility when appropriate.
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