Learn more about strep throat symptoms, treatments, and potential complications, as well as how rapid molecular tests can quickly and accurately identify strep throat bacteria so you can start the right treatment earlier and get well sooner.
The earlier you get diagnosed with strep throat, the better. Not only will you feel better sooner, you can reduce the spread of the infection, and prevent serious complications.
Without proper treatment, the bacteria that causes strep throat can spread to other parts of the body.1 This can cause your immune system to overreact, which - although rare - can cause damage throughout your body and result in symptoms such as4:
Rapid molecular testing for strep throat can allow you to start treatment faster, avoid complications, and get back to school or work sooner.2
This program will teach you about rapid tests and how they can quickly identify illnesses like the flu, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and strep throat. Rapid testing can help you get treated earlier and get well sooner.
1. “Strep Throat: All You Need to Know.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last reviewed January 12, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-public/strep-throat.html.
2. Schulman, Stanford T., et al. "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Group A Strepococcal Pharyngitis: 2012 Update by the Infectious Disease Society of America." Clinical Infectious Diesease 55, no. 10 (November 15, 2012): e86-102. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis629.
3. “ID Now Strep A 2 Quick Reference Instructions." Abbott, 2020.
4. “Rheumatic Fever: All You Need to Know." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last reviewed November 1, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-public/rheumatic-fever.html.
5. “Post-Strepococcal Glomerulonephritis: All You Need to Know." Centers for Disease C0ntrol and Prevention (CDC). Last reviewed March 22, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-public/post-streptococcal.html.
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