STREPTOCOCCUS GROUP B ANTIGEN, LA

Specimen Required
Send 2.0 mL CSF (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: 2.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum)

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, lipemia, urine, other body fluids, blood culture broth

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeSTRPB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86403
LOINC Codes
Source:   31208-2  
Streptococcus, Group B Ag:   20459-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory