Jun 28, 2017




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Streptococcus, Group B, PCR

Streptococcus, Group B, PCR (HCGBS) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Streptococcus, Group B, PCR

Test Name: Streptococcus, Group B, PCR

Health Link Test Code: HCGBS

LIS Test Code: GBS

CPT Code(s): 87653

Methodology: PCR

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 7 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Vaginal/rectal swab

Collection Container: CultureSwab®

Collection Instructions:

Wipe away excess secretions or discharge from the vaginal area prior to sampling.

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

Up to 6 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Additional Information:

A positive test result may represent the presence of nonviable organisms.


Susceptibility testing performed on penicillin allergic patients.