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Streptococcus Test

Streptococcus Test

$40.00

It could be more than a sore throat, find out if its Strep throat. 

This test is used to determine if your sore throat is strep throat, an infection caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. When you have a sore throat that starts quickly and lasts more than a week and/or you have other symptoms, such as a fever of 101° F or higher or reddened throat and/or tonsils with white or yellow patches or streaks.

SAMPLE TYPE
Swab

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Streptococcus

Bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep) can cause many different infections. These infections range from minor illnesses to very serious and deadly diseases.

Why consider this test?

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Fever & Sore Throat

Sore throat that starts quickly and lasts more than a week, or recurrent sore throats. Fever of 101° F, or higher.1

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Painful When Swallowing

Difficulty or severe pain when swallowing.1

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In Contact With An Individual With Strep Throat

People who are infected spread the bacteria by coughing or sneezing, which creates small respiratory droplets that contain the bacteria.2

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Painful When Swallowing

If untreated, strep throat can cause complications, such as kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a specific type of rash, or heart valve damage.3