THROAT, BETA-HEMOLYTIC STREPCULTURE, GROUP A

SPECIMEN: 1 OR 2 SWABS FROM MATERIAL FROM POSTERIOR PHARYNX, TONSILS, OR OTHER INFLAMED AREA.

CONTAINER: BACTERIAL SWAB TRANSPORT CONTAINING AMIES GEL (PREFERRED) OR DOUBLE DRY DACRON SWAB BOTH TONSILLAR PILLARS AND THE

OROPHARYNX SHOULD BE SWABBED DO  NOT ALLOW THE SWAB TO TOUCH THE TONGUE.

TRANSPORT: ROOM TEMPERATURE; SUBMIT WITHIN 72 HOURS.