The IM STREP A test is intended for the qualitative detection of Group A Streptococcal antigen from throat swabs or confirmation of presumptive Group A Streptococcal colonies recovered from culture.
The IM STREP A test detects either viable or nonviable organisms directly from a throat swab.
Medichecks.com will automatically proceed to routine culture irrespective of negative/positive Streptococcus results. Routine throat swabs will not incorporate the rapid test.
We will send you your Rapid Strep A swab and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your swab and sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Rapid Strep A test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your swab and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your swab and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.