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culture, bacterial, beta streptococcus group b screen rectal/vaginal
Synonyms: Strep Screen, Vag/Rectal 
Computer Code: VRBST
Specimen Collection: Collect swab of vaginal or cervical and rectal area, using a culturette swab. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temperature within 24 hours. 
Reference Values: No Group B Streptococcus isolated. FOR DETECTION OF BETA HEMOLYTIC STREPTOCOCCUS ONLY. See also Group B Strep PCR (GRPBD, GBSD).  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 3 days Pos: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87081 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 05/26/2016
Time: 04:53:03 (24hr)