GROUP B STREP SCREEN (088-0008) GENITAL
Synonyms: Screen for Group B Strep; Culture, Group B Strep
CPT 4 Code: 87081
Test Order Mnemonic: C GBS
Applies To: Recovery of Group B Streptococcus from vaginal/anal samples during pregnancy.
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Collect swab of a specimen from vaginal introitus and anorectum. Cervical specimens are not recommended.
Storage Instructions: Room temperature or refrigerate
Causes for Rejection: Mislabeled samples, inappropriate collection.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary report after 1 day, final report after 2-3 days.
Specimen: Vaginal, anal-rectal
Test method: Culture - broth
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux