Strep A test for easy diagnostic of Streptococcus
QuikRead Strep A is intended for detection of Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus, Strep A) in throat samples from patients suspected of having Strep A pharyngitis. The test is carried out using QuikRead 101 Instrument.
Acute pharyngitis is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention in primary care. Most cases of acute pharyngitis are caused by viruses. The most common bacterial cause is Streptococcus pyogenes, Strep A.
Strep A infection is the only commonly occurring form of sore throat warranting antibiotic treatment. As the signs and symptoms of Strep A infection and those of pharyngitis caused by other micro-organisms (mostly viruses) often overlap, it is difficult to rule out Strep A infection on clinical grounds alone.
QuikRead Strep A is a simple, qualitative test for detection of Strep A. The test provides an accurate and timely result during the consultation. The test result – positive or negative – is displayed on the instrument, thus eliminating the uncertainty and subjectivity associated with Strep A tests that require visual assessment of the test.