>I think I would trust the latex as being more specific for Group A where the
>PYR could be positive by other organisms - especially a beta hemolytic
Are you reporting as Group A Streptococcus or S. pyogenes? There are small
colony B-streps that are A positive and PYR negative that are not S. pyogenes.
(They are S. anginosus)
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Karen Kiser MA MT(ASCP)
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