II. Indication

  1. Suspected Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis
    1. Not recommended as primary test due to 24 hour delay
  2. Confirmatory testing
    1. Negative Streptococcal Rapid Antigen Test

III. Technique

  1. Requires 24 hour minimum for adequate growth

IV. Accuracy

  1. Highly dependent on technique
  2. Single swab with single culture in adults
    1. Test Sensitivity: 90%
    2. Test Specificity: 99%

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