Group A Strep Molecular GASM
|Method(s)||Nucleic Acid Amplification Test|
Throat swab collected using a White cap Eswab liquid Amies or Red cap liquid Stuart collector is preferred. Other collectors with liquid Amies or Stuart are also acceptable.
Transport at 23°C to 27°C or 2°C to 8°C. Store at 23°C to 27°C for 2 days, 2°C to 8°C for 6 days, or -15°C or less for 34 days.
Collectors using gel transport media or dry swabs.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|