Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Strep Group A Antigen Screen

Synonyms
Rapid Ag Strep Gp A

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Dual Dacron swab.
Using dual dacron swabs, sample the back of the throat between and around the tonsils. Place both swabs back into the plastic sleeve for transport to the lab.

Availability
STAT

Turn Around Time
1 hour

Methodology
Quidel QuickVue

Ranges
negative

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