Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Streptococcus Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CST

    Collect

    Throat, tonsil, and perianal specimens collected via double swab culture set.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens are stable up to 2 hours after collection.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87081

Methodology

Culture