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Rapid strep a

This is an important test that is typically used as a rapid test for the presence of Group A streptococci.

Swab
3 tests included
4 days turnaround

£100.00

£89.00

About Rapid strep a

What is a rapid strep A test?

Group A streptococci are a family of bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the throat. While it is normal to have these bacteria, they can cause infections ranging from mild impetigo to more severe diseases such as toxic shock syndrome. When group A streptococci enter the body, they release a toxin called streptolysin.

Diseases associated with group A streptococcal infection include strep throat, impetigo and pneumonia.  

Why take the test?

This test is a swab test used to screen for the presence of group A streptococci. It is typically used as a rapid test for the presence of Group A streptococci in a suspected streptococcal infection.

 

What's tested

Strep A

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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