Preferred: Two swabs. One swab for rapid test and one swab for culture
Copan white cap with Amies preferred.
Minimum: one swab
Throat should be swabbed with sterile culturette and ampule broken. Specimen should be transported to lab immediately.
Specimen should be transported to lab immediately or refrigerated.
7 days a week
Lateral flow immunoassay
1 hour for rapid screen
2 days for final culture