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Streptococci, Rapid Group A Screen

Mnemonic:    [Rap Strep]
Name:    Streptococci, Rapid Group A Screen
Specimen:     Tonsillar exudate. Submit in a red-capped Culturette. Use both swabs in the Culturette when swabbing the pharynx.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Rapid Chromatographic Immunoassay
Note:    A throat culture will be ordered if the Rapid Strep assay is negative.