Strep A Test on QuikRead go
Sensitivity 83%; Specificity 97%
When a patient presents with an acute sore throat, it can be difficult to differentiate, based on symptoms to determine whether the infection has a bacterial or viral aetiology.
Using a throat swab taken during consultation, the QuikRead go Strep A test can be used to determine if a sore throat is caused by Strep A (Streptococcus pyogenes), identifying those patients who need treatment with antibiotics and therefore supporting #antimicrobialstewardship.
Further reading and resources:
QuikRead go Strep A – Test Procedure
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