Name: Streptococcus, Group B, PCR
Test Name: Streptococcus, Group B, PCR
Health Link Test Code: HCGBS
LIS Test Code: GBS
CPT Code(s): 87653
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 7 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Specimen: Vaginal/rectal swab
Collection Container: CultureSwab®
Wipe away excess secretions or discharge from the vaginal area prior to sampling.
Up to 6 days
Transport specimen to the laboratory.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
A positive test result may represent the presence of nonviable organisms.
Susceptibility testing performed on penicillin allergic patients.