Infectious Disease Bundle (Influenza A&B, Strep, Covid Antigen)


Streptococcus: The bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus or group A strep (GAS), causes strep throat, the most common bacterial cause of inflammation and soreness of the back of the throat (pharyngitis). Strep tests include rapid strep tests and throat cultures that detect these bacteria in a sample taken from the back of your throat.

Influenza A & B: Influenza, known as the flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. The flu virus usually spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. You can also get the flu by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it, and then touching your nose or eyes.

COVID-19 Antigen (Rapid): Antigen tests look for pieces of proteins that make up the SARS- CoV-2 virus to determine if the person has an active infection. The Antigen test may need confirmation with PCR.

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