Group A streptococcus emm typing

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Streptococcal Reference Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Group A streptococcus emm typing
Organisms Streptococcus pyogenes
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Culture requirements Pure culture
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Ambient temperature
Unacceptable sample types Mixed culture
How results reported The emm typing results are reported to each referring laboratory on a monthly basis. If a result is required sooner in order to inform public health or clinical decision making please contact the laboratory at
Referral link Form


Isolates of group A streptococcus from normally sterile sites, and from serious disease such as glomerulonephritis, necrotizing fasciitis, rheumatic fever, and septic arthritis, or from outbreaks of infection, are referred for characterisation and disease surveillance.