We only report them as Group A Strep unless we do a complete id by the
John Gentile Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at home.com President
"I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities"
> From: kkiser6239 at aol.com (KKiser6239)
> Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Date: 04 Aug 2001 13:14:55 GMT
> Subject: Re: Bacitracin and Group A Streps
>>> 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)
>> "It's a very ancient saying, but a true & honest thought, that if you become a
> teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught." The King & I (Getting To Know
>> Karen Kiser MA MT(ASCP)
> St. Louis, Mo.
>kkiser6239 at aol.com>>