What is strep A dipstick?


What is strep A dipstick?

The Consult® Diagnostics Strep A Dipstick is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Strep A antigen from throat swab specimens to aid in the diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal infection.

What color is a positive rapid strep test?

A blue Test Line and a red Control Line is a positive result. A positive result means that the assay detected Group A Streptococcus antigen in the specimen. Note that the blue line can be any shade of color and can be lighter or darker than the line in the picture.

What is a molecular strep test?

Molecular tests can detect genetic material from group A strep bacteria in throat swab specimens in less than 8 minutes. If the results of the rapid test are positive, further testing is not needed and treatment with an antibiotic can be started right away.

How accurate is a rapid strep test?

Most rapid strep tests have a sensitivity of 95%, meaning that the test will be positive in 95 of 100 patients who are documented to have strep throat via throat culture obtained at the same time.

How do I know if my strep test is positive?

A rapid strep test involves swabbing the throat and running a test on the swab. The test quickly shows if group A strep is causing the illness. If the test is positive, doctors can prescribe antibiotics. If the test is negative, but a doctor still suspects strep throat, then the doctor can take a throat culture swab.

How accurate is the molecular strep test?

Adults. One prospective observational diagnostic study18 on a molecular assay (Alere i Strep A) conducted in adults and children reported results separately for adults and showed sensitivity of 95% (95% CI: 84% to 105%) and specificity of 97%, (95% CI: 94% to 100%.

Can a Covid test detect strep?

The COVID-19 testing process at Mayo Clinic locations across the Midwest will now include group A streptococcus — strep throat — assessment and testing when indicated for all patients 3 to 75.

How accurate is QuickVue pregnancy test?

99% sensitivity. specificity. 25 mlU/mL sensitivity. Detects low hCG levels as early as 2-3 days before expected menses….QuickVue One-Step hCG-Combo.

Feature: Benefit:
Sample size of 4 drops: No large sample required; able to obtain accurate results with very small sample.
Easy to Use: No special training needed.

What is POCT QuickVue pregnancy urine?

The Quidel QuickVueTm hCG-Urine Test is an immunoassay for the rapid qualitative detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine specimens for the early detection of pregnancy. This test uses a monoclonal antibody specific to the beta subunit of hCG to accurately detect hCG.