Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : R/O Strep Beta Group B by PCR Order Code : ROSBBP
Synonyms: Group B Beta Strep by PCR; Beta Hemolytic Group B Strep by PCR
Specimen Type: Collect swab in sterile container or use Culturette. Collect vaginal/anal swab at 35-37 weeks gestation. Two separate swabs can be submitted; they will be combined in the lab.
Container Type: Collect swab in sterile container or use Culturette. Collect vaginal/anal swab at 35-37 weeks gestation. Two separate swabs can be submitted; they will be combined in the lab.
Methodology: Broth Culture enrichment followed by PCR
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days
Special Handling: Collect swab in sterile container or use Culturette. Collect vaginal/anal swab at 35-37 weeks gestation. Two separate swabs can be submitted; they will be combined in the lab.
CPT Codes: 87150
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB1377
SHC EPIC Code: LABROSBBP
Causes For Rejection: Cervical swab; Calcium alginate swab (inhibits PCR)
Department: Microbiology