Group A Strep DNA GASM
|Method(s)||Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)|
1. Outreach patients: Throat swab collected using a red-capped swab with liquid Stuart's transport medium. See the attachment below on how to use the red-capped collector.
Transport ambient or refrigerated.
Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 6 days
Collectors using gel transport media or dry swabs
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Negative for GAS DNA by PCR