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Rapid Strep A Antigen Test
Strep Throat, Rapid Strep, Strep A
The OSOM® Ultra Strep A Test is a color immunochromatographic assay intended for the qualitative detection of Group A Streptococcal antigen directly from throat swab specimens.
Red top BBL CultureSwab with liquid Stuart sponge
Collect throat specimen using a dual swab in a red cap transport tube with liquid Stuart transport medium. Two (red cap) single swabs are also acceptable.
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Swab the tonsils and/or the back of the throat taking care to avoid the teeth, gums, tongue or cheek surfaces.
Ambient: 48 hours
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Frozen, incorrect swab
1 day, Reflex 2 days
Mon-Sat, & STAT
87880, Reflex 87070
Group A Streptococcus is one of the most important causes of acute upper respiratory tract infection. Early diagnosis and treatment of Group A Streptococcal pharyngitis has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms and further complications such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis.
Strep A antigen negative; reflex to Throat Culture, CULTTH