rapid strep test


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rapid strep test

A commonly used rapid antigen test performed on saliva swabbed from the throat or tonsils of patients suspected of having strep throat.
See: rapid antigen test; streptococcal pharyngitis
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Q We recently had a physician tell us that we need to do a confirmatory culture on all negative rapid strep tests.
For now, it still requires laboratory technicians to transfer material from the applicator to a plate for analysis, but the technology is heading toward a self-contained swab similar to those used for rapid strep tests in physicians' offices.
Fortunately, a number of different and rapid strep tests are now available.

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