Strep A Test Kit

Lateral Flow Test For Strep A

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The Strep A lateral flow test is an easy-to-use, at-home test that allows you to quickly and accurately detect the presence of Group A streptococcus bacteria in your body. With overall accuracy of 97.14% and results in just 5 minutes, the test requires a simple swab of the throat to quickly determine whether you have developed a strep throat infection.
This accurate and reliable test can quickly diagnose the bacteria that can cause serious health issues if left untreated, and help guide any necessary treatment, circumventing the need to visit a doctor or wait for lab results in the first instance.
Unlike traditional culture tests, the rapid Strep A self-test is less prone to false positives, providing you with greater confidence in your results.
Order your  rapid Strep A self-test today and take control of your health with fast and accurate results in the comfort of your own home.
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Questions About Strep A Test Kits

What is Strep A and why is it important to test for?

Strep A (Group A Streptococcus) is a type of bacterial infection that can cause severe throat and skin infections. Testing for Strep A throat is important to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment, as well as to reduce the risk of spreading this potentially serious bacterial infection.

Is Strep A contagious?

Yes. Strep A is highly contagious and can spread through direct contact with infected saliva or mucus or through sharing utensils, cups, or other items.

Who should take a rapid Strep A lateral flow test?

Any adult or child who is experiencing throat or skin symptoms consistent with a Strep A infection should take the Abingdon Health rapid Strep A self-test. These symptoms include sore throat, fever, rash, vomiting, headache, red and swollen lymph nodes. 

How accurate is the rapid Strep A lateral flow test?

The Swiss-made, CE Marked and UK government approved rapid Strep A self-test provides highly accurate results in just 5 quick minutes. With an overall accuracy of 97.14% it has never been easier to diagnose Strep A in the ease and comfort of your own home.  

How does the rapid Strep A lateral flow test work?

The rapid Strep A self-test is an immunoassay test, which is a scientific method of testing for the presence of a specific substance in a sample, such as antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to fight off foreign substances / viruses). The immunoassay test device contains antibodies that specifically bind to the Strep A bacteria. 

How do I perform the Strep A lateral flow test?

The rapid Strep A self-test is a simple procedure that requires a simple swab sample taken the back of the throat. It is mixed with 4 drops of the diluent (liquid) and tested for the presence of Strep A. 

Is the rapid Strep A self-test safe to use at home?

Yes. The rapid Strep A self-test is safe to do at home. Simply follow the instructions provided in the self-test kit to ensure the swab is correctly taken. 

What should I do if the Strep A lateral flow test returns a positive result?

If your Strep A self-test returns a positive result, you should contact your GP or healthcare provider immediately and share the results of the self-test. They will discuss the appropriate treatment with you, usually a course of antibiotics which must be prescribed by them. 

How long does it take to recover from strep A?

he amount of time it takes to recover from strep A depends on how quickly you begin treatment with antibiotics as well as the general health of a person. On average, it can take anywhere between 7-10 days to recover from strep A.

Are there any long-term side effects of strep A?

There are generally no long-term side effects of strep A, but in rare cases, complications such as rheumatic fever (an inflammatory disease) can occur. One of the great benefits of using the rapid Strep A self test means users can detect Strep A at the earliest opportunity, ensuring faster treatment and avoiding its spread. 
It is also important to follow GP’s instructions and finish all of the antibiotics when prescribed, to avoid symptoms lingering. 

What is the shelf-life of the lateral flow test for Strep A self-test and how best to store it?

The Lateral Flow Test for Strep A has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of purchase and should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. 

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