Vaginal Swab: Group A Streptococcus – Shipped May 2013
This sample was a simulated vaginal swab from a 5 year old patient.
The challenge was sent to category A and B laboratories. Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report group A Streptococcus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M131-3
- Group A streptococci are one of the most common causes of vulvovaginitis in pre-pubertal girls.