Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE GRP B STREP

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
GRPBC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87081.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 14603

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Vaginal/rectal swab
Preferred collection container:
Special notes:
This test is not the primary testing procedure from vaginal/rectal specimens. The GPB Strep Culture/PCR (GRBS) is recommended. Check expiration date on transport device before use.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Specimen stability:
Room temperature < 72 hours
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Swabs in Aptima® media. Grossly contaminated specimen. Expired transport device/swab. Delay in transport or transport at the wrong temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No Group B streptococci isolated
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Group B streptococci isolated
CPT code(s):
87081
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Isolation, identification, and semiquantitation of Group B streptococci. Bacterial identification performed as appropriate. Additional charges may apply. Susceptibility testing performed on all positive specimens. Additional charges may apply.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
GROUP B STREP CULTURE
GROUP B
STREP AGALACTIAE
CULTURE
Clinical significance:
Use to detect the presence of Group B streptococcus in pregnant women. Test results can be used to guide use of antibiotics at delivery.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Shoemaker
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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