STREP TEST (RAPID)
The Strep A Rapid Result Screen is an instant test that tells if you within 10 minutes if you have Strep Throat (Streptococcus A antibody). Streptococcus A is the bacterium that causes strep throat – which has symptoms of a sore throat, fever, and others. Without treatment, strep throat could cause other medical problems.
WHY SHOULD I GET A RAPID STREP A SCREEN?
Got a sore throat? Find out if you have an unfriendly bacterium in your throat.
Although anyone can get strep throat, it is most common in school‐age children, passed by coughing, sneezing and other means. People who smoke, who are fatigued, run down, or who live in damp, crowded conditions are also more likely to become infected.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
Customers that are interested in the Strep A Rapid Result Screen also choose wellness panels such as the Basic Check‐Up or the Childhood Food Allergy Panel.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
This test reports a positive or negative. A positive result indicates you may have strep throat. A negative result indicates that you do not have strep throat or the antibodies are not registering in the throat swab yet.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no high results for this test.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no low results for this test.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE IF MY SCREEN IS POSITIVE?
You should see your primary care physician.