Test Name: Staphylococcus agalactiae
This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus agalactiae.
Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.
Storage and Transport
Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 2 - 4 Days
CPT Codes*: 87653
*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.