Test Name

Group B Streptococcus

Specimen Type

Swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM)

Specimen Acceptability

3 Days Room Temperature

CPT Code(s)

87653, 87070

Special Instructions

  • Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds.
  • Make sure the swab touches the walls of the canal so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and then withdraw the swab without touching the skin.


2 mL

Sample Container

Aptima Multitest Swab Tube