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Routine throat culture (Beta strep)
Lab code: BSC
 
Test Synonyms:
Routine throat culture (Beta strep); Strep throat culture
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
1 moist swab
Result Time:
Prelim: 24 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Routinely cultured for Group A beta strep (S. pyogenes), pyogenic Groups C and G beta strep and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. Request full culture and sensitivity if other pathogens sought.