STREP A’LERT Throat swab test for bacterial anginaRegular price €17.00
The STREP A’LERT test is a specific immunoassay for the detection of group A streptococcus in a throat infection. It helps you quickly find out if a sore throat is caused by streptococci or other pathogens (usually viruses) that do not require antibiotic treatment. Group A streptococci is responsible for more than 95% of strep throat (bacterial infections of the throat and tonsils). Bacterial angina and viral infection can produce similar symptoms. Taking a swab from the throat allows for the diagnosis of infection and thus determines the effectiveness of the therapy. The test is also used to rule out strep throat.