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Strep Gp A Direct, DNA Probe

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Group A Streptococcus Direct, DNA Probe

Streptococcus Group A Direct, DNA Probe

Gen-Probe® Group A Streptococcus Direct Test

Clinical Use:

Uses nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of group A streptococcal RNA as an aid in the diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis from throat swabs

Specimen Type:

Swab of posterior oropharynx, tonsils, or other inflamed area

Requested Volume: 

One or two swabs

Container Type: 

Copan Double Dacron dry swab in transport tube without medium (red cap)

Storage Instructions:

Throat swabs are transported to the laboratory at room temperature within 48 hours after specimen collection. After receipt in the laboratory, specimens are stored refrigerated and tested within 72 hours.

Rejection Criteria

Throat swab that contains visible blood; improper labeling; inappropriate specimen transport device; specimen received after prolonged delay (more than 48 hours); source other than throat

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