Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Streptozyme

  • LIS Mnemonic: STZ

    Collect

    Blood collected in a red- or gold-topped tube

    Volume Required

    1 tube of blood (will be spun for serum)

    Minimum Required

    1 tube of blood (will be spun for serum)

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 24 hours after collection

    Processing

    Serum is removed from cells prior to testing. If testing cannot be performed within 24 hours, serum should be frozen. Serum can be kept for extended periods of time.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Grossly hemolyzed specimens will be rejected and requested for recollect.

Days Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported

Same day

CPT

86403

Methodology

Latex agglutination