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Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) by Real-Time PCR
Collect: OneSwab© OR NasoSwab©
Step 1. Aseptically remove the sterile swab from package, without touching the swab head.
Step 2. Tilt the patient's head slightly upwards. insert the brush end downwards into the nostril all the way to the guard. Be sure to direct the swab down towards the throat and not up towards the forehead. rotate the swab 360'.
Step 3. Aseptically remove cap from vial.
Step 4. Break swab at molded break point and insert into transport medium. Step 5. To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits intro the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial and label with a patient's name and date of birth.
Step 1. Firmly, yet gently, sample the endocervical canal with the sterile swab rotating it 360' for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sample. When sampling a crusted over lesion, moisten the swab in sterile saline prior to taking the sample.
Step 2. remove the swab and place into the vial. Break the shaft at molded break point and insert into transport medium.
Step 3. To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits into the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial and label with a name and date of birth.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)