The Strep A Rapid Test is a rapid test used to qualitatively detect Strep A antigen from throat swab specimens to aid in the diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal infection. Strep A infections are origin from group A streptococcal bacterium that could initiate a variety of health problems. Nearly everyone is familiar with strep throat, which is the most common form of the disease in many homes. Health experts estimate that more than 10 million mild infections (throat and skin) like these occur every year.
Strep A Rapid Test Strip Kit Includes:
When a strep throat test is performed this test will determine whether a patient's sore throat is viral or bacterial. Every year 15 million Americans see the doctor for sore throat and 70 percent of them get antibiotics to treat it, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America. When a rapid strep a test is performed and is negative to a bacterial infection reduces "unnecessary" antibiotics prescriptions. Researchers analyzed over 70,000 results from patients under 15 years old with sore throat that where performed rapid strep test and only 24% where positive for group A streptococcus pharyngitis. When a at home strep test is
performed can potentially eliminate the need for doctor's visits.