Streptococcus pyogenes

TEST NAME Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus)

Strep throat, cellulitis, scarlet fever, impetigo, rheumatic fever, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis,

post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

ALTERNATE NAME(S) S. pyogenes, Group A Streptococcus, Strep

Isolate submission required.

ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Isolate: Pure culture
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Isolates should be stored at ambient conditions.
Specimen Transport
  • Ship isolates at ambient temperature.
  • Do not send isolates refrigerated or frozen.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180).¬†
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Specimens that do not adhere to all specimen requirements will be rejected.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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