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Test Name

Streptococcus Group B Culture

CPT Code(s)

87081

Includes

If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149).
Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).

Methodology

Bacterial culture, aerobic isolation and identification. Procedure includes broth enhanced culture. 

Clinical Significance

Group B Streptococci can be one of the most significant pathogens in the neonatal period. The organism is transmitted to the newborn through the birth canal. Prepartum vaginal introitus and anorectal cultures are important to determine carriage.

Alternative Name(s)

Streptococcus, Group B,Culture, Group B Strep,Strep

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